Rappler's latest stories on impunity
On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, it's important to recognize the essential link between the right to freedom of expression and the right to information. Journalists are too often the direct targets when either right is under attack, and ultimately – we are all victims.
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss killings that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the Duterte administration that may have implications on justice and human rights
Rappler reporters Patricia Evangelista, Lian Buan, and Rambo Talabong with photographer Carlo Gabuco are finalists for two categories at the 2019 Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
Marchers wave banners saying 'We reject the government of the corrupt' amid rising international concern
The constitutional court orders government authorities to tell staff and civil servants to cooperate with the UN mission
The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says people traffickers are getting away with a range of crimes, from sexual exploitation to organ removal
Families of murdered politicians in Pangasinan call for justice – and an end to violence in the province
The International Federation of Journalists report celebrates the resilience of Filipino journalists, saying they 'remain just as jealously protective of their rights and freedoms'
Media from around the world take part in a global campaign calling for the end of impunity against journalist
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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
The world marks November 2, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, at a time when threats to journalistic endeavor are more widespread than ever
'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa
The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”
'They’re the CSG...They’re the ones who kill the drug users and dealers,” says one resident of Village 105
CSG founder Alvin Constantino tells Rappler that CSG Inc was meant to help the nation, and in no way promotes extrajudicial killings
'Who ends up looking good when people like Sitoy with his grenade are killed? The police. But they didn’t kill him. We just called them whenever there was a body,' says Simon
Rappler's sources claim cops had actively supported the CSG’s vigilante activities – 'They were the killing arm of the police'
Going past the debate of whether this is an 'admission' or a 'joke,' what are we going to do about this? What democratic institutions are left to pursue this?
Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance
'The failure to hold security forces accountable for such serious human rights violations suggests that the rule of law is virtually absent in Venezuela,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.
Journalists and human rights advocates condemn the killing of Edmund Sestoso, who was attacked by unidentified gunmen
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz on the possible impact of the withdrawal from the ICC on their work and the fight to end the culture of impunity in the country
The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories
Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Physicians for Human Rights concludes that Efren Morillo’s account 'was consistent with the available evidence'
The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.
For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.
Malacañang says they're checking on other pending cases of violence and media killings, including the Maguindanao massacre of 2009
The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend
President Rodrigo Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted in the lead-up he once stabbed someone to death, while at the same time proposing to host a global human rights summit
'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)
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These stories take a lot of resources to make, but we believe they are important in a democracy – especially in the face of impunity, corruption, and propaganda
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The bill will create a program that provides protection to journalists being threatened, intimidated, or harassed
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(UPDATED) The Philippines' high impunity index is indicative of the country 'going through one of its most critical moments, due to the increase of violence related with organized crime and increased terrorist activities from local gangs linked to the Islamic State (ISIS)'
UPDATED Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III calls the attack an insult to the Philippine National Police and calls for the immediate arrest of the killers
Rappler’s series of investigations documents the drug war as it continues to be fought across Duterte's presidency
At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines in 2016 according to environmental monitor Global Witness
Key stakeholders gather in Geneva to discuss ways to strengthen the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
Rappler journalist Patricia Evangelista wins the SOPA 2017 Awards for Editorial Excellence in Feature Writing for coverage of the drug war
Evangelista’s ‘In the Name of the Father’ is one of the finalists in the awards Excellence in Feature Writing category
Rappler s Patricia Evangelista and Carlo Gabuco bag an award for their series on Philippine drug related killings
The selected photographs will help to raise awareness on the working conditions of journalists