Duterte to media: 'Never, never lie'

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders government workers, especially those in the Communications Office, to 'never exaggerate, never misinterpret, never agitate as you communicate our platform of governance'

'NEVER LIE.' President Rodrigo Duterte urges the media to report the truth at the relaunching of the Malacanang Press Briefing Room on October 12, 2017. File photo from Presidential Photo

Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Oct 07, 2017 - 5:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen tells reporters police had found one bag with her missing clothes, and another bag containing her head and legs

KIM WALL. This file family handout released on December 28, 2015 shows Swedish journalist Kim Wall who was allegedly on board a submarine south of Copenhagen before it sank on August 11, 2017. File photo /AFP

The police's menace of guns, power, and machismo

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

When we give a gun to a person tasked to police and protect us, do we hope or do we worry?

NUJP hits Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto as 'barefaced liar'

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:03 PM

'That Nieto did all this under oath should have earned him a perjury charge or a contempt citation at the very least,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

FAKE NEWS. Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto, also a consultant at the Department of Foreign Affairs, appeared at the Senate hearing on fake news online. Photo by Rappler

Duterte, Uson, Cimatu | Evening wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Rappler's Chrisee dela Paz wins at 2017 NSM Media Awards

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority recognizes journalists for 'valuing the extensive use and professional handling of statistics in their work'

BEST INDIVIDUAL FOR ONLINE. Rappler’s Chrisee Dela Paz (center) holds up a citation for Best Individual for Online Category from the Philippine Statistics Authority at the 7th NSM Media Awards. Also in the photo are NEDA Undersecretary Jose Miguel de la Rosa (right) and Assistant National Statistician Candido Astrologo Jr (left). Photo from PSA

Surigao del Norte vice mayor punches, chokes newspaper editor

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Dapa Mayor Francisco Matugas Gonzales attacks Edito Mapayo, editor-in-chief of 'Diaryo Balita,' for an unfavorable article published 2 years ago in another paper

Lies about foreign ownership a form of harassment - Rappler

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:56 AM

We don’t mind being criticized; we just ask that it be honest and factual

Amid harassment, Rappler vows to #InspireCourage

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Rappler is not alone in this challenging environment Other journalists and media companies have been subjected to covert and overt forms of harassment

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must watch videos from this week

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Whom to trust – journalists or social media stars?

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Who is more inclined towards truth-telling?

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

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


Palace to media covering Marawi: 'Stay out of trouble'

Jun 15, 2017 - 1:46 PM

3rd UPDATE Malacañang s statement comes after an Australian journalist was hit by a stray bullet while covering the Marawi crisis

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press conference in Malacañang on June 6, 2017 that the military has recovered P52.2 million from what used to be a lair of the terrorist in Marawi City in an operation last June 5. He added that this is a testament to honor, integrity and moral high ground that the military adheres to when conducting their duty. Malacañan Photo

Journalists bear invisible scars of Mexico's drug war

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Many Mexican crime reporters suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they either bear daily witness to violence or experience it themselves

Journalists protest against violence during the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the murder of Mexican journalist Manuel Buendia at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City on 30 May, 2017.  Mexico ranks third in the world for the number of journalists killed, after Syria and Afghanistan, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF). / AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA

NUJP to Aguirre: Media won't be scapegoats for your 'lies'

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean spirited coward the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

UNDER FIRE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is under fire from media for claiming he was misquoted on reports that he linked opposition lawmakers to the Marawi siege.  File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH media groups release Facebook fake news blocker

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Now available at the Chrome Web Store Fakeblok is the result of a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

FAKEBLOK. The browser plug-in is a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Screenshot from FakeBlok/Chrome Web Store

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.

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

Slave story of Pulitzer Prize-winning FilAm writer sparks online debate

May 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Filipino American author Alex Tizon shares a haunting story of slavery within his own family drawing mixed reactions online

Screenshot from The Atlantic's June 2017 issue.

Award-winning reporter shot dead in Mexico

May 16, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Javier Valdez is the fifth journalist killed this year in a country plagued by drug violence and corruption according to officials and media rights groups

JAVIER VALDEZ. Photo of Mexican award-winning local journalist and Agence France-Presse contributor Javier Valdez, taken on May 23, 2013. File photo by Fernando Brito/AFP

[Newspoint] A press under siege

May 05, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Under Duterte’s draconian regime press freedom in particular is under siege He keeps shoving it and it keeps retreating not even digging in or defending much less fighting back

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

Only a tyrant would shut down the media – NUJP

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:42 PM

If there is a time for the Philippine media community to set aside our differences and unite to oppose any and all attempts to silence us it is now the NUJP says reacting to Duterte s threat to ABS CBN

Photo of President Rodrigo Duterte by Noel Celis/AFP

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

Call for proposals: Photos on safety of journalists and issue of impunity

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:14 PM

The selected photographs will help to raise awareness on the working conditions of journalists

NUJP on Duterte, Park, Game of Thrones | Midday wRap

Mar 31, 2017 - 4:39 PM

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NUJP calls out Duterte's 'absolutely twisted' rant against media

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:26 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls Duterte s rant a brazen abuse of his power as chief executive

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the People's Day celebration at Barangay Batong Dalig, Socorro town in Oriental Mindoro on March 29, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

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

Rappler job openings

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Do you want to be a part of Rappler? Here is a list of our job openings

WATCH: Raising daughters as outstanding campus journalists

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Larroder sisters have been competing their way to the National Schools Press Conference for 5 consecutive years since 2013

FIRST TIME. From radio broadcasting, this is their first time competing for TV broadcasting. Photo by Vina Salazar/Rappler

[Newspoint] A runaway train

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I can imagine it s not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist Now he s thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves

2017 fellowship opportunities for female journalists through the IWMF

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The International Women s Media Foundation has released their 2017 programs for female journalists

Australian envoy to PH: Fake news 'a threat to democracy'

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely hails the mainstream media s very important role in a democracy in this era of so called fake news

HITTING FAKE NEWS. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely criticizes fake news as she addresses journalists on January 24, 2017. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

#NSPC2017: Over 5,000 campus journalists say 'no' to fake news

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The annual journalism competition for elementary and high school students kicks off in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province

MAKE NOISE. Delegates from Region X enter with a bang at the opening of the National Schools Press Conference 2017. Photo by Vina Salazar/Rappler

NUJP website downed by 'massive' denial of service attack

Jan 10, 2017 - 12:42 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls the cyberattacker an enemy of press freedom and of free expression

Radio announcer killed in Ilocos Sur

Jan 07, 2017 - 1:46 PM

UPDATED Mario Contaoi an instructor at the University of Northern Philippines for the last 25 years is attacked by motorcyle riding men in Magsingal town

SLAIN MEDIA MAN. Mario Contaoi, a radio announcer, is killed in Ilocos Sur on January 7, 2017. Photo from Mario Contaoi's Facebook page

Partnerships to Move the Philippines forward

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:28 PM

We celebrate the partners and friends we’ve made this year and the innovative social media advocacy campaigns we’ve conducted together with them

Rappler correspondent wins Asean-wide photo contest

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Baguio based Mauricio Victa is the only Filipino photographer among the top 5 winners in the Asean One Community Photo Contest

Gov't calls for probe into death of journalist Larry Que

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:06 PM

According to the International Federation of Journalists Larry Que is the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration

INVESTIGATE. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella call on authorities to investigate the death of Larry Que – the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Catanduanes publisher Larry Que slain – colleagues

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Larry Que publisher of the local paper Catanduanes News Now is the first journalist to be killed since Duterte s inauguration on June 30

Filipino journalist's Facebook account hacked

Dec 08, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Manny Mogato s profile and cover photos are changed into pro Duterte graphics

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Will the worst case of election related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?

ONGOING CASE. Justice remains elusive for victims of the Maguindanao massacre. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Journalist survives ambush in Pangasinan

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:27 AM

UPDATED The attack is the second on a journalist this year says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Sudan security agents seize newspapers

Nov 06, 2016 - 4:57 PM

The Sudanese Journalists Association says members of the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service took all copies of 3 newspapers without giving a reason

Journalist killed every 4.5 days, says UNESCO

Nov 02, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Most deaths – 59 over the last two years of the 2006 2015 report – happen in conflict zones During that period 78 of the 213 journalists killed 36 5 percent were in Arab States


Rappler journalists finalists in 2016 Save the Children Media Awards

Nov 01, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The annual competition seeks to encourage and engage members of the media to continue raising the public’s awareness regarding the reality of hunger and malnutrition’s impact on Filipino children and their families

A boy prepares the fishes for cooking which were caught at the Pasig river. All photos by Mark Saludes/Rappler

HRW: Duterte admin's probe into media killings 'dubious'

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Human Rights Watch says Journalists have reason to be skeptical about the integrity of a Duterte government inquiry because the government has been cheerleading killings without consequence in its so called war on drugs