CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget

'LOVER OF ENVIRONMENT.' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot from Rappler

2 Asian communication icons to be honored at int'l media conference

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Two Asian communication icons will be given one of the highest honors in the field of communication in Asia

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Social media updates roundup: September 10 to 16, 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Pinterest hits 200 million users, while Facebook tests a new 'Snooze' feature to mute friends, Pages and Groups for a set amount of time

'You do not murder your brother': People demand #JusticeForHoracio

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

People online call for the end of hazing and violence in fraternities.

Rolling Stone, iconic music magazine, looks for buyer

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Founder Jann Wenner tells The New York Times that the future looks tough for a family-run publisher

ICONIC MAGAZINE. In this file photo, a vendor pulls out one of the Rolling Stone magazine on sale in Singapore on September 26, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

#2030NOW: John Arcilla on technology and social good

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:21 PM

'Next time we think of innovation or technology, think again: What kind of person do I want to be? Where do I want to bring this country?' actor John Arcilla says at the Social Good Summit

JOHN ARCILLA. The actor speaks about using social media responsibly. Rappler screenshot

#2030NOW, #HackSociety trend during 2017 Social Good Summit

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The hashtags #2030NOW and #HackSociety become consistent trending topics in the Philippines from September 14 to 16

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

INFOGRAFIS: Potret ibu digital di Indonesia

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Setelah menjadi ibu, pemakaian internet seseorang akan turun sebesar 46,5%

Bareskrim Polri tangkap seorang pengguna media sosial terduga pelanggar UU ITE dan UU Pornografi. Foto oleh EPA

Rebel Wilson to give record defamation payout to charity

Sep 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM

I’m looking forward to helping out some great Australian charities and supporting the Oz film industry with the damages I’ve received says the Pitch Perfect actress

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

Integrity, innovation, collaboration: New challenges and opportunities for advertisers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Publishers and brands have an increasing responsibility to focus on truth, rather than ‘going viral,’ experts said

Media faces Australia shake-up with reforms agreed

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The reforms will likely result in significant concentration of ownership but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry

NEWS SOURCES. A man leaves a newsagency shop in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Filipinos ask their representatives: How did you vote on CHR budget?

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Here s how you can ask your district or sectoral representatives about their vote on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights which the House reduced to P1 000

Cerdas membasmi hoax di 'Social Media Week Jakarta 2017'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Dengan adanya media sosial sekarang hoax kembali marak

Produser eksekutif SCTV Muhammad Achir memandu bincang-bincang tentang cara membasmi hoaks bersama Produser Media Sosial Rappler Indonesia Karina Maharani, perwakilan MAFINDO Astari Yanuarti dan Miss Internet Indonesia 2017 Marsya Gusman. Foto oleh Ananda Nabila Setiyani/Rappler

Pelaku penghina Iriana mengaku benci terhadap rezim Jokowi

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:02 AM

DI mengaku kepada polisi akun instagram warga_biasa memang miliknya

UJARAN KEBENCIAN. Kapolda Jabar Irjen Agung Budi Maryoto (tengah) memberikan keterangan terkait penangkapan pelaku dugaan penyebaran ujaran kebencian terhadap Iriana Joko Widodo berinisial DI di Mapolrestabes Bandung, Jawa Barat, Selasa, 12 September. Foto oleh Agus Bebeng/ANTARA

P1,000 budget for CHR? Netizens react on House decision with #CHRBudgetCheaper

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:41 PM

How much are human rights worth?

DMB takes a step towards Philippine Digital Standards

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The advertising industry has taken its first step towards developing a measurement standard for digital

Facebook tests 'Instant Videos' for offline viewing

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The feature preloads videos while a user is on a Wi Fi connection

INSTANT VIDEOS. The feature will enable Facebook users without a reliable data connection to stay glued to videos on the platform even when on the go. Instant Video screenshot from Matt Navarra/Twitter

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

Social media updates roundup: September 3 to 9, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:12 PM

YouTube streaming has new ultra low latency mode while Facebook tests colored comment bubbles and Instagram story integration

NO DELAY. YouTube introduces ultra-low-latency option to cut video delay between viewer and streamer. Image from YouTube

Self-care for when social media gets too toxic

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:05 PM

It s easy to get overwhelmed online Here are some self care tips so you can fight another day

'Lei Miserables': Editor notes mistakenly published in PNA articles

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine News Agency is panned for errors on their website once again

Memaknai mobilitas seni kontemporer di ‘Korea-Indonesia Media Installation Art Exhibition’

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:50 AM

‘Korea Indonesia Media Installation Art Exhibition’ bertempat di Edwin’s Gallery Kemang Jakarta Selatan dan dibuka dari 7 17 September 2017

VENZA CHRIST. 'The Unknown" Received-Transmitted' karya Venzha Christ bertujuan untuk mengirim pesan ke peradaban lain di galaksi yang luas merupakan salah satu instalasi dalam pameran 'Seni Media dan Instalasi Korea-Indonesia' ke-5 yang bertempat di Edwin's Gallery Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, pada Kamis 7 September 2017. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

Anti-terror chiefs want social media help with 'lone wolves'

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Top counter terror chiefs say tough privacy laws and the protections enjoyed by the largely American internet and social media giants are impeding authorities in their ability to ferret out lone wolf threats

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Hong Kong s public radio station replaces its 24 hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state run programming

A general view shows the skyline of the Central district of Hong Kong on June 27, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hoax Busters: Membasmi berita bohong bersama Rappler

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Dalam rangkaian Social Media Week Rappler bersama @america mengadakan diskusi yang bertajuk Hoax Busters: How to Spot Fake News

Social media updates roundup: August 27 to September 2, 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Facebook enters the streaming wars with Facebook Watch while Microsoft releases Mixer Create a mobile app for streaming mobile games

MIXER CREATE. Microsoft releases new mobile app for its streaming platform, Mixer. Image from Microsoft

Cambodian paper to close as opposition leader arrested for treason

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:41 PM

The Cambodia Daily one of the country s few remaining independent newspaper is facing a multi million dollar tax bill

Should governments regulate freedom of expression?

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia

[Newspoint] A sea change for news

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Today, fake news swamps us. How to deal with it?

When Duterte dines with media

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:25 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte may publicly threaten media companies but he also invites their reporters to dinner

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte explains that a law barring the hero's burial for the dictators should have been passed and enacted as he comments on the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the the burial of Former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani during an interview in a gathering members of the media at the Malacañang Park on November 15, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Hackers obtain contact details of high-profile Instagram users

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Instagram alerts all verified accounts of a hack that pilfered email addresses and phone numbers but not password details

Al Gore's Climate Reality Project names Pinoy 'Media Climate Champions'

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:46 PM

For communicating climate reality journalists Howie Severino GMA 7 Imelda Abano PNEJ Atom Araullo ABS CBN and Voltaire Tupaz Rappler are recognized at the premiere screening of the documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to power on Monday August 28

Instagram now allows portrait, landscape photos in albums

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Originally users could only post square photos and videos when using the app s multi upload album feature

NEW PERSPECTIVES. Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait photos in addition to square photos. Photo from Instagram/Twitter

NPC reminds media: Balance freedom of press, right to privacy

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The National Privacy Commission also says data privacy should not be used as a shield against valid freedom of information requests

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu talks about media and privacy at its DPO6 assembly of data protection officers in Pasay City on August 29, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Viral: Fake Angel's Burger 'Buy 1, Take 8' promo

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Angel s Burger s supposed answer to Zark Burger s apocalyptic 8 peso promo is funny but also completely fake

JUST TROLLING. Sorry Angel's Burger fans, it's not true. Photo from Brandon Cueto/Facebook

'Uber is back:' Netizens celebrate as LTFRB lifts suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Meanwhile some social media users direct their attention toward the LTFRB after its decision to lift the suspension

Facebook to reject ads from pages touting 'fake news'

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Pages that habitually link to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook

The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

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

#AnimatED: Pangulong Duterte, hindi media ang kaaway mo

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Pangulong Duterte kaaway mo ang mga nagpapalaganap ng kaisipan at paniniwalang ang pagtuligsa sa yo ay pagtataksil sa bayan Kaaway mo ang mga bumubulong na pare pareho dapat ang ating sinasabi at iniisip

Social media updates roundup: August 20 to 26, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:11 PM

News publisher branding on Facebook direct video uploads on Reddit and LinkedIn and new emojis

NEWS BRANDING. Facebook announces the new feature on August 22, 2017. Image from Facebook

Fact, fiction and fetish

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM

What is our relationship to truth? What does it mean to tell the truth? What kind of practice is truth telling?

Why do Filipino netizens troll?

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline

COPS AND ROGUES. Research by a Filipino sociology graduate student suggests trolls can act as both rogues and cops online.

#BijakBersosmed: Kampanye penggunaan media sosial yang positif

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Para penggiat mengajak publik menggunakan media sosial untuk tidak menyebarkan ujaran kebencian

BIJAK. Para penggiat media sosial mengajak publik untuk bijak menggunakan platform tersebut melalui kampanye #BijakBersosmed pada Sabtu, 26 Agustus. Foto oleh Bernadinus Adi/Rappler

[Newspoint] Allocating press freedom

Aug 26, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency

How technology helped blind singer Alienette Coldfire see the world, dream big

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:43 PM

I may not be one whom you can consider a celebrity but I can proudly say I m a person with a clear vision big dreams and definite plans for the future thanks to technology says the Filipina singer