Rappler's latest stories on media freedom
The photo of Rowena 'Weng' Carranza-Paraan was taken at an all-women media safety training in Cagayan de Oro City in March 2013
The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom recommends that governments impose sanctions like the 'Magnitsky laws' on rights violations against the media
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
The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration
'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
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
(UPDATED) Evangelista is lauded for producing 'the most difficult and even the most unpopular stories'
Four reasons why the Global Media Freedom Conference may mark 'the beginning of an era of change' to protect journalists and democracy
It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.
At the Global Media Freedom Conference in London, Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson says Iceland 'will increasingly prioritize media freedom' in its work at the UNHRC, which has just adopted its proposed resolution urging action on the rising number of killings in the Philippines. Here is his full speech.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why everyone must stand with those who seek to report the truth and bring the facts to light. Here is his full speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.
'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney
'If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who would harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs,' says British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
This conference brings together countries and organizations taking action to defend media freedom
'If you value democracy you need to realize it can’t function without journalism. It’s the lifeline of democracy.... We need more courageous investors in the media space,' says Nienke Venema of Stichting Demacratie en Media
Without a free and vibrant press, abuses of power go unchecked, corruption increases, and overreaching leaders can distort our democracies
The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says it has monitored at least 128 attacks and threats against members of the press since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
'A free and responsible media is fundamental to an open and democratic society,' says British Ambassador Daniel Pruce at a forum on press freedom and responsibility at the Ateneo de Manila University
Bookmark this page to watch Pahayag: A Forum on Media Freedom and Responsibility on Monday, April 29
A media watchdog decries this as a fishing expedition meant to 'demonize independent and non-profit media organizations'
‘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’
The International Federation of Journalists report celebrates the resilience of Filipino journalists, saying they 'remain just as jealously protective of their rights and freedoms'
'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
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
The law allows police to stop anyone within the vicinity of what they deem to be a 'serious incident,' including a terror attack, from taking photos and video or communicating about police operations through text and audio messages
It's time we call out reporters who are overly chummy with government officials, who ride the wave of this administration's popularity at the cost of critical and impartial reporting and commentary
In Italy, prosecutors have suggested that the 'Ndrangheta may have been behind the killing of Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova
Reporters Without Borders and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility both speak out days after a Rappler reporter was banned from entering the Malacañang complex
A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media
Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017
'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'
UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'
'Having lived through the Marcos regime, I thought I had seen the worst that an abusive government can do to its own people,' says director Mike de Leon
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Some opposition legislators find it 'ironic' that the Securities and Exchange Commission invoke restrictions on foreign ownership just as the administration pushes for amendments to the Constitution that would allow just that
We will continue bringing you the news, holding the powerful to account for their actions and decisions, calling attention to government lapses that further disempower the disadvantaged. We will hold the line.
The Philippines is actually one of the world's most dangerous places not just for journalists but for its very own people
President Vladimir Putin has recently signed a law allowing international media to be classified as foreign agent
'Like many, I fear that the pendulum of democracy is swinging the other way globally, enabled by social media,' says Maria Ressa when she accepted the National Democracy Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award on November 2 (US time)
Mayor Beng Climaco says the city government was exercising its power to ensure that business establishments comply with business permit requirements
Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia
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.
President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to block ABS-CBN's franchise is a threat to press freedom, experts tell Rappler
Now available at the Chrome Web Store Fakeblok is the result of a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
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The International Women s Media Foundation has released their 2017 programs for female journalists
President Rodrigo Duterte s appeal to his supporters not to harm journalists seems to have fallen on deaf ears says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
ABS CBN s Gigi Grande is 2016 s Marshall McLuhan Fellow while TV5 s Ed Lingao receives the Award of Distinction
How can you be objective in a world where being objective means you are hated for your job? asks Rappler reporter Pia Ranada during the 2030 Social Good Summit
The Internet is not so much as public debate anymore as it is a screaming match says Vince Lazatin of the Transparency and Accountability Network