(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi
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
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda Romualdez sing 'Happy Birthday' to journalists covering the House and celebrating their birthdays
(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
(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December
The 3 journalists were reporting on the so-called Wagner Group, a company that sends Russian mercenaries to hotspots such as Syria and Ukraine
Mahmudur Rahman, who was the editor of an opposition-aligned newspaper, is allegedly attacked by a pro-government organization
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This comes after San Beda Senior High School stopped 'The Bedan Roar' from releasing its edition that tackled President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign
"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.
Thursday's shooting was one of the worst attacks ever to target journalists in the United States, and local media said police had stepped up security at other news organizations
An epic ‘manel’, sexist jokes about breasts, and on-stage sexual harassment at the World News Congress in Portugal put the gap between acknowledging gender inequality and actually empowering women into stark relief. In response, senior international news professionals write this open letter.
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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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(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'
The presence of media in anti-illegal drugs raids and apprehensions should be limited to 'coverage for journalism purposes,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says in a resolution
RSF says Dennis Denora is the 6th journalist murdered during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) The reporter Arkady Babchenko apologizes to his wife and defiantly promises on Twitter to 'die at 96 after dancing on Putin's grave'
Ukrainian authorities blame Russia's 'totalitarian machine' for his murder, while Moscow denies the charges and the Kremlin warns that Kiev had become 'a very dangerous place' for journalists
Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'
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
GMA 7's veteran broadcast journalists talk about journalism, the changing media landscape, and the challenges
'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity
Afghanistan was earlier ranked the 3rd most dangerous country in the world for journalists by Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls it the most lethal single attack on the media since the fall of the Taliban
Panelists at the #FactsMatterPH forum held in Laguna share their thoughts on how ordinary citizens can take part in preventing the spread of disinformation online
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news
Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.
Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato win in the International Reporting category 'for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs'
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
Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead
(UPDATED) Yasser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, dies after he was hit during clashes on Friday
The group launches two books – 'What Do You See Ellie' and 'Appreciating Art'
This is the second time campus journalists have been invited to cover the annual schools-based sports event
These letters are written by female journalists for female journalists – although these messages are for anyone who cares about democratic politics
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting
Student leaders and campus journalists are locked inside a holding room in the House of Representatives for hours to keep them from attending the hearing on the implementing rules and regulations of the free tuition law
Mossack Fonseca says a smaller group will continue working to address requests from authorities and other public and private groups
The suspect, Rolly Mahilum, is said to be a 'close aide' of the family of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro
The NUJP adds. 'this show of vindictiveness is not just pathetically childish, more worrisome is it shows Duterte’s penchant for taking shortcuts in a case that is still pending before the courts'
Many hold candles, marching in silence in sub-zero weather
The leading SME newspaper reports Jan Kuciak was about to publish an article on possible political links to Italian businessmen with alleged ties to the notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia supposedly operating in Slovakia
'If the death of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak proves to be linked to his journalism, it would be an unprecedented attack on freedom of the press and democracy in Slovakia,' leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico says
Transparency International says, 'Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up'
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has acted much like a petulant child throwing a fit' when he banned Rappler's Pia Ranada from Palace coverage
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NUJP says Roque 'has acquired a penchant for accusing media of making him look bad by doing what they ought to – reporting his pronouncements accurately with the proper context and background'
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