Rappler's latest stories on attacks on media
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
Rappler objects to the demand, saying that the charge sheet does not contain damages being sought
(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo
(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
''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'
(UPDATED) Rappler slams the presidential spokesman's threat as a 'pure diversionary tactic'
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
The attacker is Philippine-based, is likely a native Mandarin speaker, and uses the Telegram name 'P4p3r,' says a report by Swedish nonprofit Qurium
(6th UPDATE) It's at least 11 complaints and cases as of July 2019
'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
'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
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.
Here are key facts about the cyber libel case that businessman Wilfredo Keng filed against Rappler
In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.
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
Sa bawat kaso, sa bawat panggigipit, higit na nagiging malinaw kung bakit ginagawa ang mga ito
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Rappler's cyber libel case
‘We will hold government accountable even if it’s bad for business,’ says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce
Law enforcement authorities do not serve Reynaldo Santos Jr his warrant of arrest
Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional
Calls to defend press freedom echo in different parts of the country, as various groups hold protest actions
Cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ Disini says this interpretation of the cybercrime law 'can impact on constitutionally-protected rights,’ and can be raised before the Supreme Court,
(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'
The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video
Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.
(UPDATED) Here's a timeline of events surrounding Rappler's cyber libel case
After the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Canada stresses that journalists should be 'free from harassment and intimidation'
(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
(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
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
The theme of this year's UP Fair is 'Rak N’ Rally', with Ressa originally scheduled to talk about press freedom
(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
The arrest triggers an outpouring of comments from netizens lambasting the move as a desperate effort to silence critics and intimidate the press
(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
(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
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.
(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
(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
Attacks continue after earlier hits on Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly
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
Altermidya Network says it will not cower despite the attacks, remaining committed to reporting 'the truths that need urgent telling'
The pair are gunned down inside the studios of Radio Hamsada, a private broadcaster based in Taloqan
(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.
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
Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally
'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
Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government
'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