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Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(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

Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:38 PM

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

SILENCE. Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case involving Reuters journalists and the recent verdict. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Arroyo gives birthday cakes to House journalists

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda Romualdez sing 'Happy Birthday' to journalists covering the House and celebrating their birthdays

GREETINGS FORM GMA. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stands beside House journalists who are celebrating their birthdays on July to September. Photo courtesy of Perfecto Camero

Reuters reporters jailed for 7 years in Myanmar secrets case

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(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

JAILED. Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (in cuffs) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis face trial, on a charge that carries up to 14 years in jail. / AFP PHOTO / Myo Kyaw SOE

Bodies of Russian journalists killed in Central Africa brought to Moscow

Aug 05, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The 3 journalists were reporting on the so-called Wagner Group, a company that sends Russian mercenaries to hotspots such as Syria and Ukraine

Bangladeshi editor attacked outside courtroom

Jul 25, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Mahmudur Rahman, who was the editor of an opposition-aligned newspaper, is allegedly attacked by a pro-government organization

Pro-opposition Bangladeshi newspaper editor Mahmudur Rahman appears in court following his arrest in Dhaka on April 11, 2013. Bangladesh police arrested the editor of an influential pro-opposition newspaper on Thursday after he was accused of sedition and inciting religious tension in the Muslim-majority nation. AFP PHOTO/ STR / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

De Lima files bill to shield campus journalists from harassment

Jul 15, 2018 - 1:11 PM

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

CAMPUS PRESS FREEDOM. Senator Leila de Lima wants a new law to protect campush journalists. Rappler screeshot

Annapolis mourns victims of newspaper shooting

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:15 PM

"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.

MOURNING. People walk down Main St. during a candlelight vigil to honor the 5 people were shot and killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper yesterday, on June 29, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

US reporters fight back with words after colleagues gunned down

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:24 PM

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

JOURNALISTS FIGHT BACK. A reporter buys a Capital Gazette newspaper on June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

How to end misogyny: A call to real action for news organizations

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:23 AM

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.

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

RAPE POSTS. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Inquirer has agreed to take down articles implicating him in a controversial rape slay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ISIS operatives, Tito Sotto, World Cup 2018 | Midday wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Sotto asks Inquirer to remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

Jun 16, 2018 - 2:44 PM

(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'

NUJP to gov't: Don't require media as witness in anti-drug operations

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

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

POLICE OPERATIONS. The NUJP is requesting the government to not require media practitioners to sign as witnesses in anti-illegal drug operations. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mindanao journos, Reporters Without Borders condemn killing of Denora

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:34 PM

RSF says Dennis Denora is the 6th journalist murdered during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte

Anti-Kremlin journalist back from the dead as Ukraine admits set-up

May 30, 2018 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) The reporter Arkady Babchenko apologizes to his wife and defiantly promises on Twitter to 'die at 96 after dancing on Putin's grave'

ALIVE. Russian anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko (right) and head of Ukraine's security service Vasyl Grytsak react during a press conference at Ukrainian Security Service in Kiev on May 30, 2018. Photo by  Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks Russian opposition

May 30, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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

Flowers lay under a picture of the 41-year-old anti-Kremlin reporter Arkady Babchenko on the memorial wall of Moscow's journalists house in Moscow on May 30, 2018. The prominent Russian war correspondent and former soldier was shot dead on May 29 evening in an apparent contract-style killing in the stairwell of his building in Kiev. He had moved to the Ukrainian capital last year following a campaign of harassment in Moscow. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

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

Jessica Soho and Mike Enriquez on why journalism matters

May 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

GMA 7's veteran broadcast journalists talk about journalism, the changing media landscape, and the challenges

Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'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

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

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

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Afghanistan was earlier ranked the 3rd most dangerous country in the world for journalists by Reporters Without Borders

IN MEMORY OF. An Indian photojournalist lights a candle during a vigil for 10 Afghan journalists who were killed in a targeted suicide bombing and on the eve of World Press Freedom Day in Kolkata on May 2, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

10 journalists among dozens killed in Afghan attacks

May 01, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Reporters Without Borders calls it the most lethal single attack on the media since the fall of the Taliban

AFGHAN ATTACKS. Relatives and friends of Agence France Presse (AFP) Afghanistan Chief Photographer Shah Marai Faizi, including his AFP photographer colleague Wakil Kohsar (R) carry Marai's coffin before his burial in Gul Dara, Kabul on April 30, 2018, after his death in the second of two bombings that occurred in the Afghan capital. Photo by Andrew Quilty/AFP

Journalists on fighting fake news: Be more discerning, take a stand

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:31 AM

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

Journalist Ed Lingao: 'You have to fight back'

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

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

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] ‘Tuloy ang laban!’

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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.

Reuters journalists win Pulitzer for reporting on Philippine 'drug war'

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:51 AM

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'

WINNERS. Reuters' Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato win in the International Reporting category of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. All photos from the 2018 Pulitzer Prize press kit

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook beyond Zuck

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

Photographer Ezra Acayan: 'I am human first before I am a journalist'

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:29 AM

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

Palestinian journalist dies as Israel border clash toll rises to 9

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Yasser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, dies after he was hit during clashes on Friday

SHOT. Demonstrators assist an injured Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja during clashes with Israeli security forces following a protest near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 6, 2018. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Ed Lingao launches group in honor of late daughter

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The group launches two books – 'What Do You See Ellie' and 'Appreciating Art'

DepEd, PSC to train campus journalists for Palarong Pambansa 2018 coverage

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:21 PM

This is the second time campus journalists have been invited to cover the annual schools-based sports event

Pressing for Freedom: Letters from the field

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

These letters are written by female journalists for female journalists – although these messages are for anyone who cares about democratic politics

When Philippine media is threatened

Mar 29, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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

WATCH: Student leaders, campus journos barred from free tuition rules hearing

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:04 PM

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

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Mossack Fonseca says a smaller group will continue working to address requests from authorities and other public and private groups

A private security guard stands outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm is based, in Panama City, on April 5, 2016. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Alleged gunman named in killing of broadcaster Christopher Lozada

Mar 12, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The suspect, Rolly Mahilum, is said to be a 'close aide' of the family of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro

NUJP: Expanded ban on Rappler by Malacañang 'a low point in pettiness'

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:12 PM

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'

Thousands attend protest vigils for slain Slovak journalist

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Many hold candles, marching in silence in sub-zero weather

PROTEST. People shout slogans during a protest march to pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova on March 2, 2018 in front of the government office in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP

Murdered Slovak journalist 'was probing high-level graft'

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:53 PM

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

MEMORIAL. A woman places a candle in front of a portrait of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova in the center of Bratislava on February 27, 2018. Photo by Vladimir Simiceck/AFP

Slovak police probe murder of investigative journalist

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:12 PM

'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

CRIME SCENE. Policemen stand guard at the crime scene where Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Marina Kusnirova were murdered in Velka Maca, some 50 km from Bratislava, Slovakia, on February 26, 2018. Photo by Vladimir Simicek/AFP

Crackdown on media, NGOs linked to low global corruption index scores

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

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'

NUJP to Duterte: 'Shame on you for displaying extreme pettiness'

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:54 PM

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

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.

NUJP slams Roque as 'fake news peddler'

Feb 09, 2018 - 9:40 PM

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'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 8, 2018

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperon Atty. Harry Roque responds to follow up question after the press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO