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#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Malacañang vows justice for slain priest, radio broadcaster

May 03, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'We will investigate that and punish the murderers,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, referring to the cases of priest Mark Ventura and radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Afghanistan was earlier ranked the 3rd most dangerous country in the world for journalists by Reporters Without Borders

IN MEMORY OF. An Indian photojournalist lights a candle during a vigil for 10 Afghan journalists who were killed in a targeted suicide bombing and on the eve of World Press Freedom Day in Kolkata on May 2, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

WATCH: Campus journalists on why press freedom matters

May 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

In this video for World Press Freedom Day 2018, campus journalists from different universities in Metro Manila share with Rappler their thoughts on the importance of campus journalism and press freedom

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 3, 2018

May 03, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video from the DFA shows the rescue of distressed OFWs in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

WATCH: Makinig. Magbasa. Magmasid. Mag-isip.

May 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Philippine media groups ABS-CBN News, the CMFR, the NUJP, the PCIJ, Rappler, and the SunStar group launch an animated video that encourages people to read more, listen more, and consume news from diverse sources.

Rappler partners with UNESCO, global news groups for World Press Freedom Day 2018

May 03, 2018 - 7:30 AM

This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media

[OPINION] What does it even mean to be free?

May 02, 2018 - 3:04 PM

As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we try to take stock not only of our freedom to tell stories and speak truth to power, but also of our new world that we assume appreciates such freedom

World Press Freedom Day 2018

May 01, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Rappler joins in the celebration of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day happening on May 2-3, 2018 with the theme, ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’

[OPINION] Marcos and Duterte: Strongmen’s changing playbook

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Threats to a free press have returned in different forms. There is no other way ahead but to stay the course.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bakit takot sa media ang mga diktador?

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Kung paanong magkaiba ang katotohanan at kasinungalingan, ganoon ding magkasalungat ang demokrasya at diktadura

#25SecondsForPressFreedom: Journalists explain why press freedom matters

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:10 PM

In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy

[Newspoint] A press under siege

May 05, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Under Duterte’s draconian regime press freedom in particular is under siege He keeps shoving it and it keeps retreating not even digging in or defending much less fighting back

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often attacks on women online are sexually laden They are meant to demean Men when they get attacked online also get death or physical threats as women do but are spared comments about their bodies or their sexuality

LIVE: World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Watch the commemoration of this year s World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta Indonesia

Jokowi: Media bantu membentuk demokrasi yang lebih dinamis

May 04, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Jokowi menganggap media di Indonesia sangat terbuka dan bersemangat di dunia

WPFD 2017. Presiden Joko Widodo memberikan pidato ketika menghadiri acara penyerahan penghargaan UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 dalam World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2017 di Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Rabu, 3 Mei. Foto oleh Akbar Nugroho Gumay/ANTARA

The Big Brother Within

May 03, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Censorship can take many forms and it s not always from the government

Rappler Talk: Google's Richard Gingras on journalists' emerging challenges

May 03, 2017 - 4:33 PM

In a post truth world what s the future of news like?

Resist the trolls, resist the hate

May 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

When trolls win everyone including those who support President Duterte loses

WATCH: UN Secretary General's message for World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls on leaders and citizens to counter misinformation and appeals to end threats to journalists worldwide

Antonio Guterres pictured May 14, 2014 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Rappler Talk: Press Freedom Day in a post-truth world

May 02, 2017 - 7:00 AM

UNESCO s communications chief Frank La Rue talks about the value of press freedom at a time when populist leaders and their supporters are attacking the media

'Fake news' is not journalism

May 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova: Where does the responsibility lie for ensuring that fact based debate is not stifled?

Global press freedom at 13-year low – survey

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Political leaders and other partisan forces in many democracies – including the United States Poland the Philippines and South Africa – attacked the credibility of independent media and fact based journalism

Is there limit to online hate?

Mar 29, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion

Block a troll today

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:11 PM

It s your patriotic duty And here s how to detect one

Let's keep alternative facts away from policymaking

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 AM

When policymakers rely less on facts and more on their personal emotions and beliefs they are no more different than quack doctors who blindly give out medical treatments that could turn out to be costly ineffective and even harmful

[Newspoint] A runaway train

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I can imagine it s not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist Now he s thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves

Alternative facts?

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:04 PM

There are legitimate references to alternative readings or competing narratives

The toxic life of a social media producer

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Everyone needs to understand that words do have power If you re told someone hopes you get killed it will scar you

Turkey Nobel laureate backs writer on trial for insulting Erdogan

May 03, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Pamuk is quoted by Dogan news agency as saying he had been reading the columns of veteran writer Murat Belge for almost 50 years and had learnt a lot from him

ORHAN PAMUK. A picture made available on 31 March 2016 shows Turkish Nobel Prize Orhan Pamuk during his participation in a conference entitled 'Vargas Llosa: Culture, Ideas and Freedom,' in Madrid, Spain, March 30, 2016. Photo by ZIPI/EPA

Foley, Charlie and the harsh #BuhayMedia

May 10, 2015 - 9:27 AM

What does press freedom mean at a time of increasingly complex threats in an ever changing media landscape where everyone is a journalist?

PAYING TRIBUTE. Parisians gather and hold up their pens in tribute of the slain Charlie Hebdo cartoonists on January 8, 2015. File photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

UN urges Myanmar to ensure press freedom during elections

May 03, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The call comes amid international concerns that Myanmar is backtracking on media freedoms won since the country began emerging from outright military rule in 2011

Iraq faces criticism on press freedoms

May 03, 2014 - 11:08 PM

In a statement marking Saturday s May 3 World Press Freedom Day the United Nation s UN culture and media body voiced deep concern over the situation in Iraq

PRESS FREEDOM. File photo Iraqi journalists attending a ceremony to mark the World Press Freedom Day in Baghdad on May 2009 by Ali Abbas/ EPA.

Pressing on freedom

May 03, 2014 - 5:56 PM

A journalism student shares her thoughts on media killings impunity and press freedom in the Philippines

World Press Freedom Day: Where the PH stands

May 03, 2014 - 8:57 AM

As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day on Saturday May 3 let s take a look at how some organizations assess the Philippine media

On Press Freedom Day, media groups call for an end to impunity

May 04, 2013 - 8:58 PM

NUJP celebrates journalists who stand against media kilings and soar high for a freer press

STOP IMPUNITY. Members of media organizations including NUJP, CMFR, Photojournalists' Center of the Philipines, Philippine Press Institute and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism each fly a kite with letter that spell out the words "Free Press." All photos by Keith Mariano/RAPPLER