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The Philippines is among many governments in the world that had to suspend the processing of freedom of information or FOI requests because of the pandemic
(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident
'Like Rappler, ABS-CBN had issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDR) through ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation to foreigners, in violation of the foreign ownership restriction on mass media in the Constitution,' says the solicitor general
Records from media monitor show 154 counts of threats and attacks against journalists from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019
U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic
(3rd UPDATE) Radio journalist Benjie Caballero has no known enemies but is reportedly critical of a powerful political clan in Maguindanao, says the Presidential Task Force on Media Security
Russian TV channel RT will impart a 'different way of reporting' news to journalists of Philippine government-run news outlets like PTV 4 and PNA, says a PCOO official
Margarita Valle's abduction, according to various media groups, is an attempt to silence journalists
'Considering the current climate of impunity and growing reports of harassment and red-tagging, cases of mistaken identity raise doubts and fears,' says the Commission on Human Rights
'A brave and free press is an ally in the fight against corruption that we and the government espouse in order to encourage investment badly needed to generate employment and wealth creation that is truly inclusive,” says the MBC
Here are key facts about the cyber libel case that businessman Wilfredo Keng filed against Rappler
Charges that 'appear to be aimed at preventing journalists from undertaking their profession' also deprive the public of their right to information, says Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN Rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Sa bawat kaso, sa bawat panggigipit, higit na nagiging malinaw kung bakit ginagawa ang mga ito
‘We will hold government accountable even if it’s bad for business,’ says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce
Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional
(UPDATED) The United States, in a rare statement on a domestic controversy, says it hopes the cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 'will be resolved quickly'
The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video
Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.
(7th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding Rappler's cyber libel case
After the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Canada stresses that journalists should be 'free from harassment and intimidation'
(UPDATED) The Rappler CEO and executive editor spent the night in NBI custody after a night court judge in Pasay refused to accommodate the posting of bail Wednesday, February 13
(UPDATED) Human rights groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is consistent with the repeated threats not just against journalists but also legislators, lawyers, and activists, among others
David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says it is 'simply intolerable' that Ressa remains in NBI custody
The theme of this year's UP Fair is 'Rak N’ Rally', with Ressa originally scheduled to talk about press freedom
(4th UPDATE) 'Si Maria Ressa, ipinakita iyong tapang.... Mayroong mga panahon na parang siya na lang iyong boses na naririnig natin dahil lahat natatakot,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) 'If somehow the government feels that by keeping me the night, they can intimidate me, no, we will hold the line,' says Maria Ressa
(6th UPDATE) Members of the media and various groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is clearly part of the Duterte administration's attack on press freedom
(UPDATED) The arrest is in connection with a story published by Rappler in May 2012 – or 4 months before the law that Maria Ressa and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr allegedly violated was enacted
Attacks continue after earlier hits on Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly
Altermidya Network says it will not cower despite the attacks, remaining committed to reporting 'the truths that need urgent telling'
(UPDATED) Is President Duterte good or bad for press freedom in the Philippines? 'He is like a challenge because we have to stay within our ethics of reporting,' says senatorial bet Jiggy Manicad.
'It’s frustrating to know that the justice system in the Philippines is clogged and the people behind the killings are not yet convicted,' says journalism student Frances Acorda
Asked if the actions of the Chinese Coast Guard violate Philippine rights, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says, 'We don't know it yet'
The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it
Professor Danilo Arao offers the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a model for the proposed People's Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), saying that private individuals must control content
The Philippines has 67 million social media users, with 62 million using social media on their mobile devices, says WeAreSocial's report
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(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Securities and Exchange Commission should have given Rappler more time to address its alleged violations
After the SEC decided to revoke Rappler's license due to a 'repugnant' provision in its Philippine Depositary Receipts with Omidyar, many speculated that the regulator will go after the two broadcast giants next
Rappler's legal counsel talks about what other ‘reasonable’ measures SEC could have taken
The harsh SEC ruling harms Rappler’s staff, stockholders, and readers, its lawyer Francis Lim argues
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson Teresita Herbosa thinks otherwise, saying her office 'orders revocation of companies even for just failing to submit annual reportorial requirements'
This comes amid public outrage over the regulator's decision, with some condemning it and calling it an obvious attack on press freedom
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'Now, it is more sinister. Efforts to quiet the press are clothed in hair-splitting legalities,' says the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines
The Philippine corporate regulator says its decision to revoke Rappler Incorporated's license is not yet 'final and executory'