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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

(7th 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

Maria Ressa posts P100,000 bail for cyber libel

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Rappler CEO and executive editor spent the night in NBI custody after a night court judge in Pasay refused to accommodate the posting of bail Wednesday, February 13

BACK TO WORK. Rappler chief Maria Ressa outside the judge’s sala at the Manila regional trial court, where she has posted bail over cyber libel charges on February 14, 2019. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

Maria Ressa's arrest part of broader gov't campaign, say rights groups

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) Human rights groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is consistent with the repeated threats not just against journalists but also legislators, lawyers, and activists, among others

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

U.N. special rapporteur condemns detention of Maria Ressa

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:10 AM

David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says it is 'simply intolerable' that Ressa remains in NBI custody

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Amid Maria Ressa’s arrest, UP Fair 2019 urges: 'Defend press freedom'

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:48 AM

The theme of this year's UP Fair is 'Rak N’ Rally', with Ressa originally scheduled to talk about press freedom

PRESS FREEDOM. Various organizations conducts a silent protest for Maria Ressa and press freedom at the UP Fair 2019. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

'Truth will set you free': Schools hit arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

Feb 14, 2019 - 4:30 AM

(4th UPDATE) Ateneo de Manila University president Father Ramon Jose Villarin, De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan issue statements of support

DEFEND TRUTH, Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa inside the NBI after her arrest for cyberlibel charges on February 13, 2019. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

After Maria Ressa's arrest, netizens decry 'desperate move to silence' press

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:34 AM

The arrest triggers an outpouring of comments from netizens lambasting the move as a desperate effort to silence critics and intimidate the press

Robredo slams Maria Ressa's arrest as 'political harassment'

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:20 AM

(4th UPDATE) 'Si Maria Ressa, ipinakita iyong tapang.... Mayroong mga panahon na parang siya na lang iyong boses na naririnig natin dahil lahat natatakot,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

'POLITICAL HARASSMENT. 'Vice President Leni Robredo denounces the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

NBI detains journalist Maria Ressa for the night

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'If somehow the government feels that by keeping me the night, they can intimidate me, no, we will hold the line,' says Maria Ressa

DETAINED. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa fills up an arrest information sheet inside the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest for cyberlibel charges on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler statement on Maria Ressa’s arrest: ‘We will continue to tell the truth’

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

If this is another of several attempts to intimidate us, it will not succeed, as past attempts have shown. Maria Ressa and Rappler will continue to do our jobs as journalists.

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Persecution by a bully government': Journalists, advocates slam arrest of Maria Ressa

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:37 PM

(6th UPDATE) Members of the media and various groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is clearly part of the Duterte administration's attack on press freedom

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested for cyber libel

Feb 13, 2019 - 6:19 PM

(UPDATED) The arrest is in connection with a story published by Rappler in May 2012 – or 4 months before the law that Maria Ressa and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr allegedly violated was enacted

WARRANT. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa talks to her lawyer. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

NUJP website latest target of 'coordinated campaign' vs critical news

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Attacks continue after earlier hits on Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly


Any journalist's silence amid attacks vs press the ‘biggest insult’

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:08 PM

University of the Philippines journalism professor Danilo Arao also slams Malacañang's media security task force for its 'deafening silence' on President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks against the press

Press freedom press conference in Kamuning Bakery. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Altermidya 'strongly condemns' DDoS attacks against member sites

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Altermidya Network says it will not cower despite the attacks, remaining committed to reporting 'the truths that need urgent telling'

Jiggy Manicad: Duterte's attacks vs media just his 'style'

Feb 05, 2019 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Is President Duterte good or bad for press freedom in the Philippines? 'He is like a challenge because we have to stay within our ethics of reporting,' says senatorial bet Jiggy Manicad.

Former TV broadcaster Jiggy Manicad files his certificate of candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FALSE: Only '1 or 2' PH media killings work-related

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo makes this claim in reaction to a new report that says the Philippines is among the worst countries for journalists in Southeast Asia

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo shares the complaints being lodged by concerned citizens 8888 Hotline during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub at Lualhati Compound in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

When journalists become the story: Attacks against media in 2018

Dec 14, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally


At least 251 journalists jailed globally – CPJ

Dec 13, 2018 - 5:27 PM

'The terrible global assault on journalists that has intensified in the past few years shows no sign of abating,' says Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon

[OPINION] A new weapon against press freedom in the Philippines

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government

 HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa posts bail for tax evasion charges at the Pasig Regional Trial Court on December 3, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Student journalists call for justice on 9th year of Maguindanao massacre

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'It’s frustrating to know that the justice system in the Philippines is clogged and the people behind the killings are not yet convicted,' says journalism student Frances Acorda

Journalists, media groups and advocates slam 'attempt to silence Rappler'

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Media groups and press freedom advocates express support for Maria Ressa and Rappler as the company faces yet another legal battle

#TruthNeverDies: 'Killing a journalist does not kill the truth'

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Media from around the world take part in a global campaign calling for the end of impunity against journalist

Photo courtesy of UNESCO

Despite improved status, PH ranks 5th on Global Impunity Index

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has been on the impunity list for 11 years, and still has 40 unsolved cases out of a population of 104.9 million