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Rappler, Maria Ressa listed among ‘most urgent’ press issues in the world

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The top 10 list, which will be updated and published monthly, aims ‘to stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth worldwide’

MOST URGENT. Maria Ressa and Rappler are among the top 10 most urgent issues in the world according to a list that aims to highlight the plight of journalists facing injustice. Rappler photo

[WATCH] Chatham House Prize 2018: The Committee to Protect Journalists

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists is awarded the 2018 Chatham House Prize in recognition of its efforts to defend the right of journalists to work without fear

Federalism, West Philippine Sea, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Trump and CNN: A quarrel that's both good and bad

Jul 27, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The US President has long had a contentious relationship with the media, branding mainstream outlets an 'enemy of the American People' and dismissing unfavorable coverage as 'Fake News'

MEDIA HATER. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

CNN reporter barred from White House event, drawing journalists' protests

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Blocking a credentialed White House reporter from an event open to all members of the media is highly unusual and possibly unprecedented

WHITE HOUSE. Then 'The Daily Caller' White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins (3rd R) asks a question during a press conference by US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Fears as Cambodia's 'last independent' newspaper sold to Malaysian investor

May 06, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The sale swiftly raised concerns about a contracting space for independent media in a country that lost its other main English newspaper in 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 3, 2018

May 03, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video from the DFA shows the rescue of distressed OFWs in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

Quality of PH democracy 'adversely affected' under Duterte – report

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2017 also says President Rodrigo Duterte's continued attacks on media have worsened the press freedom situation in the Philippines

'Democracy has never been more alive in PH' – Cayetano

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:41 PM

This comes after Human Rights Watch said President Rodrigo Duterte 'has plunged the Philippines in its worst human rights crisis' since the Marcos dictatorship

DEMOCRACY ALIVE? Press freedom advocates stage a solidarity gathering in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked the license of Rappler, an attack against press freedom in the Philippines. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

EU condemns Russian 'foreign agent' media law as 'threat'

Nov 26, 2017 - 9:34 PM

President Vladimir Putin has recently signed a law allowing international media to be classified as foreign agent

FOREIGN AGENT. President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, November 25, signs into law the new rules which allow any international media outlet to be classified under the controversial "foreign agent" label by the Ministry of Justice.

Democracy under threat: We will shine the light, we will hold the line

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Like many, I fear that the pendulum of democracy is swinging the other way globally, enabled by social media,' says Maria Ressa when she accepted the National Democracy Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award on November 2 (US time)

WATCH: Free Press Live 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Watch this gathering of journalists live on Rappler

Should governments regulate freedom of expression?

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia

PH ‘studying’ reports of Chinese tourists on disputed reef

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Reports say a first batch of Chinese tourists visited China s man made island in the West Philippine Sea

Image by Victor Robert Lee and DigitalGlobe

UN urges Myanmar to ensure press freedom during elections

May 03, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The call comes amid international concerns that Myanmar is backtracking on media freedoms won since the country began emerging from outright military rule in 2011

Suu Kyi to media: Greater freedom demands greater responsibility

Mar 09, 2014 - 6:18 PM

The press must teach us to understand what democratic responsibilities are by themselves exercising the responsibility

Protesters march for press freedom in Hong Kong

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Organizers estimate 6 000 participated in the march – many wore blue ribbons as a symbol advocating free expression in the media

REGULATING MEDIA? Thousands took to Hong Kong streets on February 23 to march for press freedom, in a protest organised by journalists as fears grow that free expression is being compromised. Photo by Philippe Lopez/ AFP

Books populi: Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards

Aug 15, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Image caption: Logo of the Filipino Readers Choice Awards

FOR BOOKS, FOR READERS, FOR FILIPINO WRITERS. What books are people reading, and what are they enjoying the most?

'Burgos': A film with a deep back story

Aug 10, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Edita Burgos story also highlights activist roots of filmmakers with nuanced turn by Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino

COMPELLING STORY. Edita Burgos with Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino. Photo courtesy of CCP

'Tuhog': Life is a frenzy

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Veronica B Velasco s film is a mixed bag yet engrossing dramedy

BOLD NARRATIVE. A frenzied 'dramedy' with a heartbreaking centerpiece. Poster from the movie's Facebook page