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Discussing platforms on Facebook didn't matter in 2019 polls – study

May 24, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The study also finds that promoting previous legislative work and platforms had very little impact on winnability

SENATORIAL POSTSCRIPT. A study dives into the Facebook environment during the 2019 elections.

Rappler team portfolio shortlisted in Data Journalism Awards 2019

May 21, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Rappler's series of data stories on social media, disinformation, and democracy is shortlisted for Best data journalism team portfolio (Large newsroom)

Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go

UNESCO teaches fact-checking in new handbook

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

UN urges Facebook to 'proactively' fight hate speech

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:01 PM

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'

ZEID RA'AD AL HUSSEIN. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Jean-Guy Python/AFP

Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others for fueling ethnic tensions

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:42 PM

'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post

#25SecondsForPressFreedom: Journalists explain why press freedom matters

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:10 PM

In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy

Rappler Talk: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data

Campus journalists say press freedom is everyone’s battle

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:54 PM

For school publications and student journalism groups, this is not Rappler's battle alone

UP Diliman College of Mass Communications students held a protest against the oppresion of media of Duterte government in particular the SEC cancellation of incorporation of Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Global press freedom at 12-year low – watchdog

Apr 28, 2016 - 6:50 AM

The survey of 199 countries and territories by Freedom House found that the percentage of the global population living in areas with a free press was just 13

Media cameras and microphones during the verdict deliberation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 8, 2015. Katherine Taylor/EPA

New fears for press freedoms as Hong Kong editor sacked

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Keung Kwok yuen is fired from investigative newspaper Ming Pao – a move his fellow employees condemn as unjust

epa05244793 General view of the business district of Central in Hong Kong, China, 05 April 2016. Hong Kong has been named as one of the top ten countires where intermediaries according to records revealed in the so-called 'Panama Papers'. Millions of leaked documents published on 03 April 2016 suggest that 140 politicians and officials from around the globe, including 72 former and current world leaders, have connections with secret 'offshore' companies to escape tax scrutiny in their countries. The leak involves 11.5 million documents from one of the world's largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama. The investigation dubbed 'The Panama Papers' was undertaken and headed by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), with the collaboration of reporters from more than 100 media outlets in 78 countries around the world. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

HK journalists faced 'unprecedented' assaults during protests – watchdog

Jul 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Hong Kong Journalists Association: It was a range of assaults from getting hit by water bottles to being punched and kicked Some have got their cameras pushed down and dragged onto the floor

In this file photo, pro-democracy protesters of Hong Kong's civil disobedience 'Umbrella Movement' sing Christmas carols in the street in defiance of the Hong Kong police who claim the protesters are breaking the law by committing 'unlawful assembly', Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, 24 December 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Afghanistan expels US reporter over election story

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:18 PM

The Afghanistan attorney general accuses New York Times Matthew Rosenberg of having links to spy agencies

AFGHANISTAN, Kabul : New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg speaks during an interview with an AFP reporter at the New York Times office in Kabul on August 20, 2014. AFP/Shah Marai