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Turkey court keeps opposition newspaper staff in custody

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:57 AM

For government critics the case is emblematic of the erosion of freedom following last year s failed coup

DEMAND FOR PRESS FREEDOM. Protesters hold Cumhuriyet daily newspapers during a demonstration before the controversial trial of staff from Turkey's main opposition daily on September 11, 2017 at the Silivri district in Istanbul. Ozan Kose/AFP

U.S. planning more regular South China Sea patrols – report

Sep 02, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The Wall Street Journal says the aim is to create a more consistent posture to counter China s maritime claims

DESTROYER. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) on June 26, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 20-27, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Must watch videos from this week

RAINY WEATHER. The bad weather does not deter people from accompanying Kian delos Santos to his final destination. Photo by Eliza Lopez/Rappler

In times of crises, be accountable for your stories – veteran journalists

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Don’t make excuses for the mistakes that you made Because once you do that you are caught in a spin says respected journalist Cheche Lazaro

VETERANS. Journalists Cheche Lazaro, Vergel Santos, and Tina Monzon-Palma are interviewed by Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on August 24. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Defining journalism in crisis

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Veteran journalists Tina Monzon Palma Cheche Lazaro and Vergel Santos talk about the challenges of journalism in trying times

FULL TEXT: Media's role in a post-truth age

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Veteran journalist Tina Monzon Palma says during UP s Gawad Plaridel awarding ceremony: How do we remain relevant in an age when truth itself seems to be under assault? The media cannot be timid Media need not be timid if it sticks to good journalism

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:48 PM

UPDATED Trump dedicates around half an hour of his 78 minute speech in Phoenix Arizona to attack the sick people in the news media before turning his fire on his own side

ECHO CHAMBER. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty Images/AFP

BBC journalist on trial in Thailand for crime reporting

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Rights groups have said the case exposes how Thailand s broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to uncover wrongdoing in an endemically corrupt country

BBC foreign correspondent Jonathan Head arrives at court to fight defamation charges brought against him by a Thai lawyer in Phuket on August 23, 2017. Kritsada Muenhawong/AFP

PCIJ launches project to support creative storytelling

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism launches The PCIJ Story Project

The lazy person's guide to bullet journals

Jul 29, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Always wanted to bullet journal but too lazy to start? We got you

Netanyahu wants to expel Al Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says The Al Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount Meanwhile Al Jazeera condemns what it calls arbitrary accusations and hostile statements

A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha 14 November 2006. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In an interview with Rappler ex president Benigno Aquino III says it doesn t make sense for the businessman he once called idol to destroy the Inquirer s image

VISITED BY AQUINO. Then President Benigno Aquino III (3rd from right) visits the Philippine Daily Inquirer office in Makati on September 8, 2015. The late Inquirer editor in chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc (6th), company president Alexandra Prieto Romualdez (5th), and company chair Marixi Rufino Prieto (4th) join Aquino in the photo. Malacañang file photo

Tell the #StoryOfTheNation through photos

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:58 AM

From the perspective of the people what is the story of the nation? Tell us through images

Governments urged to strengthen policies to protect journalists

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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

PROTECTING JOURNALISTS. Key stakeholders discuss recommendations to strengthen the UN action plan on the safety of journalists. Rappler photo

Myanmar journalists charged, held in jail for covering armed group

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The 3 journalists and two drivers are charged under section one of the draconian Unlawful Associations Act which carries a sentence of up to 3 years in prison

Journalists resign from CNN after story retraction

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:20 AM

CNN retracts a story on alleged ties between some Trump officials and a Russian bank leading to the resignation of 3 of its journalists

HQ. In this file photo, people sit outside of the CNN Center on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler's Patricia Evangelista wins SOPA award for drug war story

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Rappler journalist Patricia Evangelista wins the SOPA 2017 Awards for Editorial Excellence in Feature Writing for coverage of the drug war


Al Jazeera decries blocking of channels, bureau closures

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The blocking of its channels and closure of bureaus in several Arab countries come as its home country Qatar faces a diplomatic crisis

NEWS HUB. A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha 14 November 2006. Karim Jaafar/AFP/File

#AnimatED: President Duterte, dismantle your propaganda machine

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It stokes the flames of a highly divisive issue like martial law It also empowers trolls poisons the well and lowers our collective IQ and EQ

House OKs bill protecting broadcast, online journalists

May 30, 2017 - 5:03 PM

House Bill 684 seeks to expand the coverage of the 70 year old Shield Law which only exempts print journalists from revealing their news sources

MEDIA PROTECTION. Lawmakers approve the bill including broadcast and online journalists under the coverage of the Shield Law.

We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism – here’s how

May 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Facebook and Google s collective share of global digital ad revenue was about 70 in late 2016 says an analyst Some of it should be diverted to a journalism fund

IMPRINT. Online giants Facebook and Google changed the way people consume information, and somewhere along the way, journalism itself. Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler

Want to be a Rappler intern?

May 24, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Rappler is on the lookout for talented and dedicated students who are willing to go beyond their comfort zones in a challenging internship environment

Rappler's Patricia Evangelista finalist in SOPA awards

May 18, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Evangelista’s ‘In the Name of the Father’ is one of the finalists in the awards Excellence in Feature Writing category

Myanmar's army sues journalists for satirical article

May 17, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The article takes aim at senior leaders for sitting around holding peace talks and drinking wine while low rank soldiers are being killed

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

UPDATED Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and reproductive health

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often attacks on women online are sexually laden They are meant to demean Men when they get attacked online also get death or physical threats as women do but are spared comments about their bodies or their sexuality

LIVE: World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Watch the commemoration of this year s World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta Indonesia

The Big Brother Within

May 03, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Censorship can take many forms and it s not always from the government

Rappler Talk: Google's Richard Gingras on journalists' emerging challenges

May 03, 2017 - 4:33 PM

In a post truth world what s the future of news like?

China tightens rules for online news providers

May 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

New regulations released by the Cyberspace Administration of China CAC Tuesday will increase party control over who can publish what online taking effect June 1

ONLINE. This May 29, 2013 file photo shows people sit around laptop computers at a cafe in Beijing. Ed Jones/File/AFP

Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria named Nieman Fellow at Harvard

May 02, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Managing editor Glenda M Gloria joins 23 other journalists from all over the world who will be members of Nieman class of 2018

WATCH: UN Secretary General's message for World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls on leaders and citizens to counter misinformation and appeals to end threats to journalists worldwide

Antonio Guterres pictured May 14, 2014 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Rappler Talk: Press Freedom Day in a post-truth world

May 02, 2017 - 7:00 AM

UNESCO s communications chief Frank La Rue talks about the value of press freedom at a time when populist leaders and their supporters are attacking the media

Surveillance, security laws hurting investigative journalism

May 01, 2017 - 9:08 PM

A massive study produced by UNESCO encourages journalists to train themselves in digital security educate the public and advocate for institutional changes

Screenshot of the cover page of the UNESCO study

'Fake news' is not journalism

May 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova: Where does the responsibility lie for ensuring that fact based debate is not stifled?

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The annual World Press Freedom Index warns of the highly toxic media bashing saying the situation is at a tipping point

This picture taken on May 21, 2014 shows microphones of reporters working for TV stations sitting on a table ahead of a press conference at the Army club in Bangkok.  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Revolt 2017: National seminar workshop on campus journalism

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The workshop offers skills training on reporting and storytelling

Fox News fires embattled host over harassment allegations

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:57 AM

It is a stunning fall from grace for Bill O Reilly one of the biggest US media names who count President Donald Trump among his personal supporters

FIRED. Bill O'Reilly in New York in 2014. Photo courtesy Bill O'Reilly official website

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 11, 2017

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Tuesday

An aerial view of a section of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Australia, March 2017. Photo courtesy Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

2017 Pulitzer Prizes awarded for work on U.S. election, PH war on drugs

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The 101th edition of the awards comes with the US news media under assault from the White House

HIGHEST HONOR. The Pulitzer Prize medal. Image courtesy Pulitzer Prize

Facebook, tech leaders funding project to boost news literacy

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:29 PM

The News Integrity Initiative aims to advance news literacy to increase trust in journalism around the world and to better inform the public conversation

WATCH: Duterte supporters in heated exchange with reporters

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Radio reporter Jill Resontoc asks the Impeach VP Leni Team who is funding them prompting a heated exchange between Duterte supporters and reporters covering the event

THE CLASH. Veteran reporter Ben Rosario (2nd from right) stands up Duterte supporters Bruce Rivera (1st from left) and Vivian Velez (1st from right) in a press conference on March 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Mar 23, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Rappler job openings

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:38 PM

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Syria's war: 'Hope is all I have'

Feb 28, 2017 - 9:43 AM

A Syrian freelancer who lost his leg during a gun battle between rebels and regime forces shares his story of hope

HOPEFUL. 'I survived. It was God's will,' said 20-year-old Mohammad Kaddour. Baba Tamim/Al Jazeera

Trump to skip correspondents' dinner, a first in 36 years

Feb 26, 2017 - 2:47 PM

3rd UPDATE By boycotting the event Trump breaks a tradition that began in 1921 in which journalists invite the US president for a light hearted roast

An empty podium is seen as an off camera briefing is held with a small group of reporters and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer instead of the normal on camera briefing in the White House February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

New Washington Post slogan: 'Democracy Dies in Darkness'

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The phrase is often used by Washington Post editor Bob Woodward most famous for his 1970s reporting that uncovered the Watergate scandal during Richard Nixon s presidency

A man walks through the newsroom in the Washington Post's new building March 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo award

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The shocking image of an off duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey wins the prestigious World Press Photo Award

Winner of the World Press Photo 2016 photographer Burhan Ozbilici (R) and Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation Lars Boering, speak on stage during the announcement of the World Press Photo prizes in Amsterdam, on February 13, 2017. Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP

Veteran bloggers push criteria for Malacañang accreditation

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Longtime bloggers weigh in on the Malacañang media accreditation debate

ACCESS. Bloggers Noemi Lardizabal Dado and Jane Uymatiao, and Press Secretary Martin Andanar