(UPDATED) House committee on public information chairperson Ben Evardone says some of the provision will make it difficult for journalists to gain access to the House of Representatives
Suspects are said to be members of a breakaway faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
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Aung San Suu Kyi, who was herself subjected to house arrest for some 15 years, relying on foreign media to highlight her plight, has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case and verdict
'There are things na tingin ko na medyo nasobrahan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about controversial assistant secretary Mocha Uson
(3rd UPDATE) The Myanmar court finds Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law
The law allows the Egyptian government to suspend or block any personal account which 'publishes or broadcasts fake news or anything (information) inciting violating the law, violence or hatred'
Attendees of the #MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age workshop pledge to hold the line
(UPDATED) Even the Supreme Court could not automatically get the drug war documents. Solicitor General Jose Calida said it is a risk to national security.
(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December
'To the Filipino people: No matter the persecution, I will never stop fighting,' Senator Leila de Lima writes in the dedication page of 'Fight for Freedom and Other Writings'
The new legislation allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that 'constitute a threat' to Egypt's national security or economy
Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel
Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist, is in police custody since his arrest for reporting on a takeover of parliament last week by masked security agents
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More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media
Shahidul Alam is arrested at his Dhaka residence by plainclothes policemen on Sunday, August 5, after going live with Al Jazeera speaking about the recent student protests rocking the country
Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera
'It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
The Foundation for Economic Freedom calls for the lifting of foreign ownership restrictions and the removal of 'protectionist' provisions in the proposed charter
Zunar says he would not be 'absolutely happy until the government abolishes the Sedition Act'
(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima is the second Filipino to be conferred the award, after former president Corazon Aquino in 1987
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'
Blocking a credentialed White House reporter from an event open to all members of the media is highly unusual and possibly unprecedented
Egypt, which ranks in the bottom tier of the World Press Freedom Index, is set to ratify a bill that will place social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers under a government committee
The UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression reports on how governments have cracked down on two key elements to expression in the digital age from 2015 to 2018
'We need to be mindful of the fact that people are harassed or subjected to violence because of their choice of beliefs in certain areas of the country,' says Senator Joel Villanueva, proponent of the clause promoting religious freedom in the region
The military says it foiled an attempt of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to occupy the town hall of Datu Paglas town after a 9-hour operation that included air strikes on Tuesday, July 3
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act – which carries up to 14 years in jail – during their reporting of a military crackdown on the Rohingya minority
"The people who worked here are our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, so it's sort of like a part of us has been taken with their death as well," said resident Christine Feldmann.
Because of the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay, forest rangers of Freedom Island and Long Islang in Parañaque say coastal cleanups are not enough
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
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The International Press Institute hails Rappler's commitment to critical reporting and its innovation
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(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
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While waiting for the result of the probe, the military sends representatives to provide financial support and condole with the families of the victims
(UPDATED) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces Sotto's request, saying it is a 'brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression'
(UPDATED) The concept of freedom of expression is usually tackled during the first year of law school
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On Independence Day, #Flowers4Lolas reiterate demands for the reinstallation of the statue that 'gives a face to victims of war and militarization' and for the Philippine government 'to uphold the truth in our history'
The military adds that the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are working for the quick return of residents displaced by the offensive
Journalists need to ramp up their coverage of disinformation actors, even outside of election periods. They can partner with others, including communities, in combating pollution of the information environment.
(UPDATED) The groups cite at least 5 'dire challenges' confronting the nation
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World Editors Forum president David Callaway delivers a speech introducing Maria Ressa, recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom Award handed by WAN-IFRA
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
'My name is Maria Ressa. We are Rappler, and we will hold the line.'