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NUJP launches signature campaign against ABS-CBN shutdown

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:08 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Veteran journalist Twink Macaraig dies

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Twink Macaraig dies after battling cancer

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Twink Macaraig in an interview on her battle against cancer on TV5 in 2017. Screenshot from TV5 video

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

As Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa tightens his stance on dissent, journalists have also suffered repercussions

PRESS FREEDOM. Riot police arrive at the Bronte Hotel in Harare where journalists and international observers gather for a press conference of MDC opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, on August 3, 2018. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

[OPINION] What the Ampatuan Massacre verdict means to a campus journalist

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The fight of professional journalism will always be the fight of campus journalism. We celebrate the Ampatuan Massacre verdict, hope for the extent of justice, and continue to address the struggles of press freedom.

Journalists, lawyers call for state accountability after Ampatuan verdict

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The state needs to be accountable for crimes committed by its own agents, says NUJP chair Nonoy Espina, whether it's the Ampatuan massacre or the drug war

Family members, counsel, and journalists join a press conference after the verdict has been announced for the Ampatuan promulgation in Taguig next December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NUJP: Despite Ampatuan conviction, fight is not yet over

Dec 19, 2019 - 6:19 PM

'We must soldier on until the last of those responsible are behind bars,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says

Family members, counsel, and journalists join a press conference after the verdict has been announced for the Ampatuan promulgation in Taguig next December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist – watchdog

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Committee to Protect Journalists says it counted at least 48 journalists jailed in China, one more than in 2018, as President Xi Jinping ramps up efforts to control the media

Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Don't blame media for SEA Games woes – NUJP

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:59 PM

'Attempting to dictate how the media should report the news has no place in a democracy,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) The documents show the strict protocols governing life in the camps in Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held

XINJIANG. This photo taken on May 31, 2019 shows a watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

WATCH: Media groups demand 'justice now, convict Ampatuans'

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:29 AM

NUJP, AlterMidya, and other media groups commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre with a mural painting and march

Groups and members of the media commemorate the 10th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre at the Mehan Garden, Manila on November 23. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

Bacolod journos call for vigilance as verdict on Maguindanao massacre nears

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Officials and members of the Negros Press Club and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Bacolod chapter light candles to mark the death anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

COMMEMORATION. Andrea Jayme, her daughter Hina Sofia Danielle Bianca Tugot, and Dennis Rubica of Bombo Radyo Bacolod light candles at the Marker of the Fallen Journalists at the Bacolod City public plaza on November 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of NUJP-Bacolod

NUJP chair ‘confident’ Ampatuans will be convicted

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

An acquittal, says National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Nonoy Espina, would have grave implications not just on press freedom but on the electoral process

Multi-stakeholder group launches national plan for safety of journalists

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists is launched on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

Rappler Talk: NUJP's Nonoy Espina on the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

What has happened in the 10 years since the Maguindanao massacre?

#HandsOffKule: UP student groups hit attempted ‘surveillance’ of Philippine Collegian

Nov 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP slams the 'blatant intimidation' against student publications

Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra

SUSPECTS. This picture taken on November 8, 2019 shows Indonesian local police chief inspector general Agus Adrianto (left) asking a question to suspect in the killing of  journalists in Medan, North Sumatra. Photo by Dedi Hermawan/AFP

2 suspects in killing of Dumaguete radio broadcaster arrested

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. 2 suspects are arrested in connection with the killing of radio announcer Dindo Generoso. Photo from Generoso's Facebook page

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete City

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City

[OPINION] End impunity, free expression!

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

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.

PH has most number of unsolved journalist killings – report

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years

9 YEARS. Candles lit in the shape of number 9 in commemoration of the 9 years since Maguindanao Massacre. Photo by Jaira Krishelle Balboa/Rappler

Citing lack of evidence, Ressa asks Manila court to dismiss cyber libel case

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Rappler, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr file a demurrer with Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends to her arraignment on Tuesday, April 16, 2018, at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46. Ressa and her co-accused, former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr, pleaded not guilty to one count of cyber libel before Judge Montesa. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

10 countries cited for extreme media censorship – watchdog

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The report by the Committee to Protect Journalists says the worst regimes have media serving 'as a mouthpiece of the state, and any independent journalism is conducted from exile'

Maria Ressa to U.S. journalists: What happened to PH can happen to you

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The US-based Society of Professional Journalists honors Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and Jamal Khashoggi for their courage and contribution to the profession

SPJ honors Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, photojournalist Nick Ut (left) and former foreign correspondent Terry Anderson. Rappler photo

Media groups in Mindanao slam red-tagging of CDO journalists

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:09 AM

The Mindanao Independent Press Council calls for a dialogue between journalists and security forces 'to tackle the problem of red-tagging...as a matter that hinges on human rights'

RED-TAGGED. Froilan Gallardo and Cong Corrales are again involved in a recent red-tagging incident in Cagayan de Oro City. File photos from Facebook

Maria Ressa, 3 others named SPJ Fellows of Society

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Society of Professional Journalists honors Maria Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and the late Jamal Khashoggi for their 'extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism'

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as she pleads not guilty on the 4 cases of tax evasion charges lodged at her and the online news organinzation. April 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NUJP calls on officials to protect red-tagged journalists, personalities in CDO

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines laments 'the apparent lack of interest of local government and security units to protect those so threatened'

Sandiganbayan denies PCGG appeal over Batangas beachfront property

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The anti-graft court upholds its April 2019 order for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to reimburse Ramon Quisumbing P40 million for the improvements on the property

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan denies the government's appeal over a contested property in Mabini, Batangas. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

College editors’ alliance slams red-tagging of campus pub in Eastern Visayas

Aug 21, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines calls on all publications to remain vigilant and continue to 'persistently uncover the true state of our society'

Photo courtesy of The Pillar

Rappler's Bacolod correspondent tailed by 'suspicious' man

Aug 04, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The man, who was aboard a motorcycle, followed journalist Marchel Espina for almost 18 kilometers

3 journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Since 2000, around 100 reporters have been killed in Mexico

JOURNALISTS KILLED. View of bloodstain at the site where Mexican journalist Francisco Romero was murdered in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state on May 16, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Protect Palawan from disinformation, journalists urge students

Jul 29, 2019 - 1:41 PM

At a time when online hate spreads like wildfire and affects public discourse on social media, Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go urges students to amplify real voices online

At least 400 campus journalists, student organization leaders, school paper advisers, and other stakeholders joined #MovePalawan: Social Good in the Digital Age forum at Palawan State University on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Davao journalist arrested for owning unlicensed gun

Jul 25, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Journalists in Mindanao say they want to defend themselves but legally owning a gun is difficult because of the island-wide martial law. They say: 'If we try to defend ourselves, we go to jail. If we do not, we die.'

CEGP urges CHED: 'Act on complaints vs campus press freedom violations'

Jul 24, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'The vanguards of light and truth in various campuses are being the next targets of control by the government and school administrations,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

Journalist gunned down in Kidapawan City

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Brigada News-Kidapawan City radio broadcaster Eduardo Dizon is shot dead by unidentified suspects along the national highway of Kidapawan City

U.N. Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October

This combination of pictures created on June 20, 2019 shows a file photo taken on December 15, 2014 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama and a file photo taken on April 12, 2018 of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses at La Moncloa palace in Madrid. There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said on June 19, 2019 calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets. The conclusion was outlined in a report by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Prince Mohammed, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His dismembered body has not been found. Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.  MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH, OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP

NUJP hails 'show of unity' of Cagayan de Oro journalists against red-tagging

May 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Media groups in Cagayan de Oro destroy a streamer red-tagging organizations, which was hung by unidentified persons on the first day of the city's Press Freedom Week

APPROPRIATE. Several groups and individuals burn a streamer red-tagging various journalists and human rights groups in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, May 27. Photo from National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Facebook Page

Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Freedom of expression in Myanmar still 'dire' – U.N.

May 07, 2019 - 9:01 PM

'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists

RELEASED. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (R) and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. Photo by Ann Wang/Pool/AFP

Journalism is a crime in a fake world

May 03, 2019 - 8:27 AM

The job of a journalist takes place in a world that is drugged with online disinformation and where journalism is treated like a crime

Malacañang task force asks CMFR, NUJP, media groups about Maguindanao massacre aid

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

A media watchdog decries this as a fishing expedition meant to 'demonize independent and non-profit media organizations'

Two teenagers arrested after killing Northern Ireland journalist

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:59 PM

(UPDATED) Detectives hunting the gunman has released footage of the unrest, hoping that the community would help trace her killers

JOURNALIST. A handout picture released by Jess Lowe Photography on April 19, 2019 and taken on May 19, 2017 shows journalist and author Lyra McKee posing for a photograph in Belfast. Photo courtesy of Jess Lowe

PH media face 'oppressive, alarming' conditions – global group

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Representatives of the New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists, who are on a visit to the Philippines, meet with Malacañang and Department of Justice officials

STATE OF MEDIA. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) holds a press conference in Manila on April 16, 2019, on its findings on the state of Philippine media. Photo by Rappler

Rule of law key to journalists' survival in global 'war for truth'

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The 'war for truth…is a war we cannot lose in democracies' like the Philippines, says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

PROTECT JOURNALISTS. Journalists including Zaffar Abbas (2-L), Maria Ressa, and Yavuz Baydar (R) discuss what it takes to protect journalists in countries where there is a continuing climate of fear and intimidation. Screenshot from the International Journalism Festival's YouTube channel

2 workers killed, 2 wounded in Cebu coffee shop shooting

Apr 11, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines condemns the 'culture of killing and impunity' that emboldened the killers. One of the fatalities is a campus journalist.

Malacañang orders Rappler correspondent kicked out of PDP-Laban’s CDO rally

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived

Journalist shot dead in southern Honduras

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died

KILLED. Screen capture of Honduran news site Criterio.hn showing Valle TV reporter Leonardo Garbriel Hernandez.

Journalists urged not to aid trial by publicity over narco list

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:54 PM

‘Government, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law,’ says the statement of journalists and media organizations on list of alleged ‘narco politicians’

Hundreds of journalists protest vs censorship in Croatia

Mar 03, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'Enough of persecution of journalists...it has gone on for decades,' says Croatian journalist Hrvoje Zovko

BATTLE VS CENSORSHIP. Croatian journalists take it to the streets of capital Zagreb to condemn law suits on media outlets. Shutterstock photos