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[EDITORIAL] Huwag gawing normal ang pambababoy sa media

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media

ABS-CBN slams Calida: We did not violate the law

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:22 PM

'We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN,' says the Lopez-led network

'Lagi mo akong binabanatan': Calida confronts ABS-CBN reporter

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:41 AM

'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter

House says SolGen petition to derail ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

The House franchise committee ‘might decide to hold in abeyance the conduct of hearing until the matter is settled by the Supreme Court,’ says Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel

Davao-based journalist arrested for interviewing protesters

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Radyo ni Juan's Glenn Jester Hitgano is arrested after following up on a tip that the protesters were harassed by uniformed men

FALSE: 'Zero' journalists harassed, 'sued by govt' under Duterte admin

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Records from media monitor show 154 counts of threats and attacks against journalists from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019

49 journalists murdered in 2019

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The 'historically low' number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders says, which warned 'journalism remains a dangerous profession'

Sotto law allows Rappler to protect source in cyber libel case

Dec 16, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa sustains the objection of Rappler counsel that the prosecution cannot ask for the source of its confidential information

WITNESS. Rappler investigative editor Chay Hofileña arrives to attend the cyber libel case hearing at Manila RTC on December 16, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Keng camp tries to pin down Maria Ressa in Rappler cyber libel case

Dec 16, 2019 - 12:38 PM

In insisting Ressa was not involved at all in the story, Rappler editor Chay Hofileña says the CEO does not exercise unilateral editorial control in the newsroom. 'She gets vetoed because we are a democratic organization.'

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves the Manila RTC courthouse after attending a cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

154 attacks, threats vs journalists since Duterte took office – media groups

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Journalist dies a month after Sultan Kudarat attack

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Radyo ni Juan manager Benjie Caballero dies after sustaining 5 gunshot wounds in an October 30 attack

Do we need to die to do our jobs well?

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

I sure hope not

Children bear the brunt 10 years since Ampatuan massacre

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Many of the widows of the journalists choose to go abroad, leaving behind their children who have to lose another parent. Financial assistance is also running out.

Cop tagged in Dumaguete broadcaster's slay surrenders

Nov 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Police Corporal Roger Rubio is the suspected gunman in the killing of radio blocktimer Dindo Generoso

SUSPECT. Police officer Roger Rubio, a suspect in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso, is presented to the media. Screengrab from PCOO

2 suspects in killing of Dumaguete radio broadcaster arrested

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. 2 suspects are arrested in connection with the killing of radio announcer Dindo Generoso. Photo from Generoso's Facebook page

Despite criticism, Locsin demands apology from Inquirer reporter

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'Say sorry. Now,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr is slammed for cursing at an Inquirer journalist. Photo by Angie de Silva

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete City

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City

Locsin slammed for blasting expletives at Inquirer reporter online

Nov 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Daily Inquirer says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr's tweet to its reporter is 'profane and insulting'

ASEAN SUMMIT. In this photo, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen with (R-L) Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Penia, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, Finance Carlos Dominguez III, among others. Malacañang photo

'Press freedom is dead' if Ampatuans not convicted for massacre – lawyer

Nov 05, 2019 - 2:32 PM

After a decade, a court is scheduled to render a judgment on the Ampatuan massacre. Lawyer Nena Santos expects a guilty verdict for the principal accused.

Private prosecutor Nena Santos. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Journalist attacked in Sultan Kudarat

Oct 30, 2019 - 4:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio journalist Benjie Caballero has no known enemies but is reportedly critical of a powerful political clan in Maguindanao, says the Presidential Task Force on Media Security

ATTACKED. File photo of Benjie Caballero from his Facebook account.

PH has most number of unsolved journalist killings – report

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years

9 YEARS. Candles lit in the shape of number 9 in commemoration of the 9 years since Maguindanao Massacre. Photo by Jaira Krishelle Balboa/Rappler

Remate columnist shot dead in Pampanga

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:12 PM

A columnist and his companion are shot dead while on their way to Olongapo City

SHOT DEAD. Remate columnist Jupiter Gonzales is killed in Arayat town, Pampanga. Photo from Gonzales' Facebook page.

Arrest warrant out against suspects in Kidapawan broadcaster's killing

Oct 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Judge Henelinda Molina Diaz has ordered the arrest of Sotero Jacolbe Jr (alias Jun Jacolbe) and Junell Jane Andagkit Poten (alias Junell Gerozaga), according to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security

Keng demands P50M in damages in Rappler cyber libel case

Sep 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Rappler objects to the demand, saying that the charge sheet does not contain damages being sought

CYBERLIBEL CASE. Wilfredo Keng leaves the Manila RTC Branch 46 on September 27, 2019, after he presented his affidavit in connection with the cyber libel case he filed against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Jire Carreon

Robredo camp on attack vs Abante: 'Brazen assault on our free press'

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo

Abante Tonite printing house stormed, burned by 4 armed men

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:23 PM

(UPDATED) Abante Tonite editor Fernando Jadulco says that his staff 'will not be cowed' by the first violent attack against their publication in 3 decades

NUJP: Panelo's threat shows libel laws are weapons, not remedies

Sep 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

''Balat-sibuyas' is what we Filipinos call officials who are incapable of thinking beyond their imagined hurt and fail to see that the reports are not all about them'

Panelo to file libel suit vs Inquirer.net, Rappler

Sep 03, 2019 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler slams the presidential spokesman's threat as a 'pure diversionary tactic'

President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo after the 5th Cabinet meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on August 22. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

LIST: Cases vs Maria Ressa, Rappler directors, staff since 2018

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:18 PM

(8th UPDATE) It's at least 11 complaints and cases as of July 2019

CASES. Rappler, Maria Ressa and other reporters face a total of 10 cases in both the courts, prosecutors and the BIR. Photos by Charles Salazar and Martin San Diego/ Rappler

[OPINION] Valentine's gift from Willy Keng

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 AM

There's a new twist to the Keng story

Duterte supporters call for attacks on Rappler newsroom, journalists

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:14 PM

'Bomb Rappler office, rape Maria Ressa' – these are just among the comments posted after a Facebook Live broadcast of pro-administration bloggers from Rappler premises on Thursday, February 21

Makati Business Club expresses concern over Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:29 AM

'A brave and free press is an ally in the fight against corruption that we and the government espouse in order to encourage investment badly needed to generate employment and wealth creation that is truly inclusive,” says the MBC

One year banned from President Duterte’s events

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.

WATCH: Rappler's cyber libel case in a nutshell

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Here are key facts about the cyber libel case that businessman Wilfredo Keng filed against Rappler

[OPINION] There's no chilling effect. Here’s why.

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:33 PM

In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.

U.N. rights office: Maria Ressa arrest latest in ‘pattern of intimidation’ vs Rappler

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Charges that 'appear to be aimed at preventing journalists from undertaking their profession' also deprive the public of their right to information, says Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN Rights chief Michelle Bachelet

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo ny LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Baka kayo na ang susunod

Feb 18, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Sa bawat kaso, sa bawat panggigipit, higit na nagiging malinaw kung bakit ginagawa ang mga ito

FAQs: What you need to know about Rappler’s cyber libel case

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Rappler's cyber libel case

Maria Ressa charges DOJ with 'selective justice'

Feb 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

‘We will hold government accountable even if it’s bad for business,’ says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is charged for cyber libel over a 2012 investigative report involving businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

U.K. 'deeply concerned' by Maria Ressa arrest

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:13 PM

'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is facing a string of cases under the Duterte administration. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ex-Rappler researcher posts P100,000 bail for cyber libel

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Law enforcement authorities do not serve Reynaldo Santos Jr his warrant of arrest

CYBER LIBEL. The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 handles the cyber libel charge against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Maria Ressa case and the big chill

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional

Youth groups call out 'orchestrated attack' against Rappler, media

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Calls to defend press freedom echo in different parts of the country, as various groups hold protest actions

PROTEST. Youth groups conduct quick reaction mobilization to condemn the sudden arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa and continous threats of the Duterte government against the right to press freedom at University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

In rare move, U.S. stresses need for due process in Maria Ressa case

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:55 PM

(UPDATED) The United States, in a rare statement on a domestic controversy, says it hopes the cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 'will be resolved quickly'

POSTING BAIL. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa speaks to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for her cyber libel case on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘We’ll go after you’: DOJ probes threat of NBI agent vs Rappler reporter

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video

SERVICE OF WARRANT. A scene inside the Rappler office on February 13, 2019, after NBI agents entered the newsroom to serve an arrest warrant against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Tan/AFP

LIST: #DefendPressFreedom rallies after Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.

TIMELINE: Rappler's cyber libel case

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:23 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a timeline of events surrounding Rappler's cyber libel case

Canada 'deeply troubled' by Maria Ressa arrest

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM

After the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Canada stresses that journalists should be 'free from harassment and intimidation'

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo ny LeAnne Jazul/Rappler