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House resolution seeks to adopt 'restrictive' rules on media coverage

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) House committee on public information chairperson Ben Evardone says some of the provision will make it difficult for journalists to gain access to the House of Representatives

COVERING THE HOUSE. Lawmakers attend the session at the House of Representatives on December 13, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#MoveCDO participants vow to stop disinformation

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Check out the pledges of Northern Mindanao students after #MoveCDO

#MoveCDO attendees use truth and fact checking as the foundation for their pledge to join the fight against disinformation.

Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi, who was herself subjected to house arrest for some 15 years, relying on foreign media to highlight her plight, has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case and verdict

SILENCE. Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case involving Reuters journalists and the recent verdict. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Reuters reporters jailed for 7 years in Myanmar secrets case

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Myanmar court finds Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law

JAILED. Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (in cuffs) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The law allows the Egyptian government to suspend or block any personal account which 'publishes or broadcasts fake news or anything (information) inciting violating the law, violence or hatred'

CLOSE MONITORING. The Egyptian government will be gaining more power over social media accounts as a new law puts pages with over 5,000 followers under government monitoring. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

USC students pledge to fight disinformation, defend press freedom

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Attendees of the #MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age workshop pledge to hold the line

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis face trial, on a charge that carries up to 14 years in jail. / AFP PHOTO / Myo Kyaw SOE

PDEA restricts Rappler coverage access after story on P6.8-B shabu

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:51 AM

Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel

Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist, is in police custody since his arrest for reporting on a takeover of parliament last week by masked security agents

Policemen from Nigeria are pictured at the International Police Cooperation Center on June 12, 2018 in Domodedovo outside Moscow, two days ahead of the the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. Policemen from 32 countries will coordinate the safety matters for the Russia 2018 football World Cup. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Federalism, West Philippine Sea, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

U.S. media counters Trump with #EnemyOfNone campaign

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:53 AM

More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media

Trump file photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Bangladesh court orders hospital for arrested photographer

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Shahidul Alam is arrested at his Dhaka residence by plainclothes policemen on Sunday, August 5, after going live with Al Jazeera speaking about the recent student protests rocking the country

SHAHIDUL ALAM. Activists and photographer Shahidul Alam arrives surrounded by policemen for an appearance in a court, in Dhaka on August 6, 2018. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Bangladesh police arrest photographer for 'provocative comments'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera

Founder of Drik Photo Agency of Bangladesh Shahidul Alam speaks during the inaguration of Photo Imaging Asia 2006, in New Delhi, 07 December 2006. PhotoImaging Asia 2006 is the biggest photography and imaging exhibition in South Asia and will be on till 10 December at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi's exhibition hall. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

Malaysia drops sedition cases against political cartoonist

Jul 30, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Zunar says he would not be 'absolutely happy until the government abolishes the Sedition Act'

ZUNAR. File photo shows Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, popularly known as Zunar, poses with handcuffs prior to a book-launch event in Kuala Lumpur on February 14, 2015. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Trump and CNN: A quarrel that's both good and bad

Jul 27, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The US President has long had a contentious relationship with the media, branding mainstream outlets an 'enemy of the American People' and dismissing unfavorable coverage as 'Fake News'

MEDIA HATER. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

CNN reporter barred from White House event, drawing journalists' protests

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Blocking a credentialed White House reporter from an event open to all members of the media is highly unusual and possibly unprecedented

WHITE HOUSE. Then 'The Daily Caller' White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins (3rd R) asks a question during a press conference by US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Egypt, which ranks in the bottom tier of the World Press Freedom Index, is set to ratify a bill that will place social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers under a government committee

CLOSE MONITORING. The Egyptian government will be gaining more power over social media accounts as a new law puts pages with over 5,000 followers under government monitoring. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFO


Myanmar court urged to drop case against Reuters pair

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act – which carries up to 14 years in jail – during their reporting of a military crackdown on the Rohingya minority

WA LONE. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (L) is escorted by police to a court in Yangon to face trial on February 6, 2018. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Annapolis mourns victims of newspaper shooting

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:15 PM

"The people who worked here are our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, so it's sort of like a part of us has been taken with their death as well," said resident Christine Feldmann.

MOURNING. People walk down Main St. during a candlelight vigil to honor the 5 people were shot and killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper yesterday, on June 29, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

Philippine media under attack: Press freedom after 2 years of Duterte

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure

Lacson on ‘stupid God’ remark, Tisoy Argoncillo death, Rappler award | Midday wRap

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Rappler receives 2018 Free Media Pioneer Award

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:18 AM

The International Press Institute hails Rappler's commitment to critical reporting and its innovation

AWARD. Rappler managing editor Glenda M. Gloria delivers a speech after receiving on behalf of Rappler the 2018 Free Media Pioneer award from the International International Press Institute in ceremonies held in Abuja, Nigeria, on June 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of Alma Onali

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

RAPE POSTS. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Inquirer has agreed to take down articles implicating him in a controversial rape slay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ISIS operatives, Tito Sotto, World Cup 2018 | Midday wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Sotto asks Inquirer to remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

Jun 16, 2018 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces Sotto's request, saying it is a 'brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression'

‘Journalism, F*ke News and Disinformation’: Fighting back is now mission critical

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:36 PM

Journalists need to ramp up their coverage of disinformation actors, even outside of election periods. They can partner with others, including communities, in combating pollution of the information environment.

FULL TEXT: World Editors Forum head on Maria Ressa's Golden Pen of Freedom

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

World Editors Forum president David Callaway delivers a speech introducing Maria Ressa, recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom Award handed by WAN-IFRA

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa is this year's recipient of WAN-IFRA's Golden Pen of Freedom Award. Rappler file photo

Int'l news publishers to Duterte: Stop attacking Rappler

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:42 AM

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the ban on Rappler reporters covering his events

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins a Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's license. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Maria Ressa accepts WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:30 AM

'My name is Maria Ressa. We are Rappler, and we will hold the line.'

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa is this year's recipient of WAN-IFRA's Golden Pen of Freedom award. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler's Maria Ressa wins global press freedom award

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa wins the Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers or WAN-IFRA

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa is the recipient of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: 70th World News Media Congress 2018 – Opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom

Jun 06, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Watch the opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom live on Rappler

Is Philippine Collegian facing a press freedom issue?

May 12, 2018 - 11:13 AM

'The UPD administration needs to be level-headed enough to study the rules and interpret them based on the normative standards of journalism, especially when it comes to editorial independence,' says professor Danilo Arao

[OPINION] Malacañang reaps fruits of tireless attacks on press freedom

May 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it

Media Freedom: Much more than just the media’s problem

May 08, 2018 - 12:52 PM

From Cambodia and Myanmar to the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, countries are facing challenges that are a mix of the usual ones such as hostile action from governments and the use of laws and the courts to limit space for media

Rappler hits BIR for 'selective justice' in tax evasion case

May 07, 2018 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler Holdings Corporation and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa file a joint counter-affidavit at the DOJ in relation to the P133-million tax evasion complaint filed by the BIR

TAX CASE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa appears at the Department of Justice on May 7, 2018, to file her counter-affidavit in a tax evasion case. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Fears as Cambodia's 'last independent' newspaper sold to Malaysian investor

May 06, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The sale swiftly raised concerns about a contracting space for independent media in a country that lost its other main English newspaper in 2017

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

Duterte on TIME cover: I'm no strongman

May 04, 2018 - 7:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims he never sent anyone critical of his administration to jail

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018, declares that he is willing to hand down government-owned land that are deemed unused or unproductive to the farmers. The President, however, was quick to add that he needs the cooperation of congress for the reform of government-owned lands. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'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

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Malacañang vows justice for slain priest, radio broadcaster

May 03, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'We will investigate that and punish the murderers,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, referring to the cases of priest Mark Ventura and radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

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

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Afghanistan was earlier ranked the 3rd most dangerous country in the world for journalists by Reporters Without Borders

IN MEMORY OF. An Indian photojournalist lights a candle during a vigil for 10 Afghan journalists who were killed in a targeted suicide bombing and on the eve of World Press Freedom Day in Kolkata on May 2, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

On World Press Freedom Day, rights groups urge public to support journalists

May 03, 2018 - 1:14 PM

This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch

WATCH: Campus journalists on why press freedom matters

May 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

In this video for World Press Freedom Day 2018, campus journalists from different universities in Metro Manila share with Rappler their thoughts on the importance of campus journalism and press freedom

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 3, 2018

May 03, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video from the DFA shows the rescue of distressed OFWs in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

WATCH: Makinig. Magbasa. Magmasid. Mag-isip.

May 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Philippine media groups ABS-CBN News, the CMFR, the NUJP, the PCIJ, Rappler, and the SunStar group launch an animated video that encourages people to read more, listen more, and consume news from diverse sources.

Rappler partners with UNESCO, global news groups for World Press Freedom Day 2018

May 03, 2018 - 7:30 AM

This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media

Journalists on press freedom: Be afraid, but do the job

May 02, 2018 - 5:15 PM

In this video, the last in a series of conversations about press freedom, journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it's important to keep reporting