Rappler's latest stories on attacks on media
(UPDATED) Media groups and press freedom advocates express support for Maria Ressa and Rappler as the company faces yet another legal battle
Media from around the world take part in a global campaign calling for the end of impunity against journalist
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
(UPDATED) Argentine Laura Saravia along with Brits Barney Green and Dan Rivers are held 'as they left the country' and released some 8 hours later
A fresh report from the UN rights office decries 'the instrumentalization of the law and of the courts by the government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journalism'
Mahmudur Rahman, who was the editor of an opposition-aligned newspaper, is allegedly attacked by a pro-government organization
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
'These killings, alongside the thousands of deaths in the drug war, are grim reminders of the vulnerability of the poor and those who speak out for their rights,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde
(UPDATED) Fellow journalists in Davao del Norte mourn and condemn the killing of newspaper publisher Dennis Denora
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the ban on Rappler reporters covering his events
The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it
From Cambodia and Myanmar to the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, countries are facing challenges that are a mix of the usual ones such as hostile action from governments and the use of laws and the courts to limit space for media
Kung paanong magkaiba ang katotohanan at kasinungalingan, ganoon ding magkasalungat ang demokrasya at diktadura
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news
In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President
Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting
Severo: 'Bago ako maging artista, Pilipino muna ako. Bago ako maging artista, estudyante muna ako.'
Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom
Must-watch videos this week
Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media
Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017
'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'
(UPDATED) Rappler's petition for review cites procedural and substantive processes which were violated, and points out how Rappler's PDRs were singled out
(8th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'
'Efforts to impute political motivation' to the case of Rappler 'do a great disservice' to SEC, says Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez
Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate
This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets
While the NBI says they received the complaint in October 2017, the complaint-affidavit is dated December 20, 2017
In a statement, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) says it is concerned that the decision to target Rappler 'may have been retaliatory and politically motivated'
NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely
Ang pamahalaang gumagamit ng corporate take-downs upang busalan ang mga tumutuligsa dito ay hindi mag-aatubiling sagasaan ang karapatan ng pangkaraniwang mamamayan
[UPDATED] Rappler's response to frequently asked questions about the SEC's decision revoking its registration
‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Securities and Exchange Commission should have given Rappler more time to address its alleged violations
Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!
Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter
About 50 attendees call for the government to uphold press freedom, The group also lights candles and stages a noise barrage.
'Isa itong senyas na natatakot na ang Duterte regime sa mga mamamahayag dahil nabibisto sila sa karumdumal na ginagawa,' says Block Marcos spokesperson Lorenzo de Vera
Dubbed as the #BlackFridayForPressFreedom, the gathering is just one of the many protests organized following the SEC ruling against Rappler
The case against Rappler is just part of President Duterte's war against the critical press
After the SEC decided to revoke Rappler's license due to a 'repugnant' provision in its Philippine Depositary Receipts with Omidyar, many speculated that the regulator will go after the two broadcast giants next
Rappler's legal counsel talks about what other ‘reasonable’ measures SEC could have taken
The National Bureau of Investigation's cybercrime chief believes that the theory of continuous publication applies to the case of Rappler
'Now is a time for making choices amid battles between truth and lies, debate and dissonance, democracy and dictatorship,' the bloggers say in their manifesto of support
The harsh SEC ruling harms Rappler’s staff, stockholders, and readers, its lawyer Francis Lim argues