Rappler's latest stories on democracy
Vice President Leni Robredo says it is 'critical' for political parties to restore the people's waning trust in democracy across the world
Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai, and Chu Yiu-ming are among 9 activists all facing 'public nuisance' charges for their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality
Twelve countries launch a political process aimed at providing democratic guarantees for news and information and freedom of opinion
'On behalf of the government and military, I bow deeply and offer my words of apology for the unspeakable, deep scars and pain inflicted on innocent victims,' says a public apology by defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo
The Declaration establishes democratic guarantees for global information and communication space
'We urge leaders of good will on all continents to take action to promote democratic models and an open public debate in which citizens can take decisions on the basis of facts,' the group of Nobel laureates say in a statement
While official tallies have not yet been released by the Union Election Commission, preliminary results show the military-aligned Union Solidarity and Development Party has beaten Aung San Suu Kyi's party out on 3 seats
'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' says Freedom House
'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders
Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'
Watch Rappler’s evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales
The September 2018 Social Weather Stations Survey also says 59% of Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
The pro-democracy protest comes a week after Hong Kong banned a pro-independence party on the grounds it was a threat to national security
Leloy Claudio talks about the pros and cons of democracy and dictatorship
'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go
The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’
The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age
The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns
The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy's Amina Rasul Bernardo calls on the government to prioritize illiteracy and the lack of infrastructure in Mindanao
'We live today in a world of turmoil and uncertainty. All human institutions are at risk, our democracy, our family, our national sovereignty,' Dee said during his speech at this year's Ramon Magysaysay Foundation awarding ceremony.
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'
'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post
Divisions between the ka-DDS and the dilawan are illusory. Each of them in fact holds a missing piece that, combined with the other, forms a stable liberal democracy.
Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Acor Arceo
The March 2018 Social Weather Stations survey released more than two months later on Independence Day also shows that 60% or 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
(UPDATED) The groups cite at least 5 'dire challenges' confronting the nation
Alam kong takot na takot kang ipaglaban kung ano naman ang dapat sa iyo. Pero andito lang ako, anak.
Rappler will be livestreaming select sessions from Dakar, Senegal
Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement
In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy
Reporters Without Borders accuses the world's 3 superpowers – the US, China and Russia – of leading the charge against press freedom
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?
Win Myint remains one of Aung San Suu Kyi's inner circle – the pair fought side-by-side during the 1988 democracy movement that was violently quashed by the junta
The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data
How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.
'This is democracy and that is the reason why we are pretty hard up. It is not easy to run [a country] where a citizen has so many rights,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution
'[H]indi tayo dapat magpabaya na manumbalik muli ang kadiliman na pinagdaanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom
TI chief: 'More corruption correlates with less respect for civil liberties, for rule of law, for access to justice'
Malacañang claims that President Rodrigo Duterte 'is no autocrat' and has no 'autocratic tendencies'
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday
The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.
Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines
'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum