Rappler's latest stories on press freedom
Greenwald takes to Twitter to denounce the charges as 'an attack on press freedom'
As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?
Hrant Drink's death in 2007 is seen as a scandal after it was discovered that security forces were aware of the murder plot, but failed to act
ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise
'There is an easy and honorable way forward,' says Senator Richard Durbin as he reiterates his call to release Senator Leila de Lima or ensure her a fair trial
Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Alvarez once again says his committee will tackle the bills renewing ABS-CBN's franchise, which will expire in March
Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out
The group also decries President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh tirade hurled against broadcast giant ABS-CBN
The 4 journalists of Iwacu, one of Burundi's few independent media outlets, were covering a story about DR Congo rebels
United States Senator Patrick Leahy vows to continue standing up for human rights in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte bars him from entering the country
As Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa tightens his stance on dissent, journalists have also suffered repercussions
A higher court is due to decide whether to uphold the sentences, adding that the journalists, who face terrorism charges, are currently free
As long as there are still Filipinos who choose to be misinformed and disinformed, the Philippines will still be a dangerous place for journalists
Records from media monitor show 154 counts of threats and attacks against journalists from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019
While the law remains unchanged, what now will become of the country’s biggest television network?
(UPDATED) The Committee to Protect Journalists says it counted at least 48 journalists jailed in China, one more than in 2018, as President Xi Jinping ramps up efforts to control the media
Ten years after the gruesome killing of 58 people, 32 from the media, press freedom continues to be under attack
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
If she pursues her dream profession, 16-year-old Rhully Mae Shula Montaño will also bear the many, many problems of the media that even the killing of her mother could not solve
Officials and members of the Negros Press Club and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Bacolod chapter light candles to mark the death anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre
PRESS RELEASE: The annual festival aims to showcase broadcasting freshmen's skills and creativity in response to the worsening political situation
When autocrats 'try to silence journalists, they will hear from all of us,' Amal Clooney says as she presents the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalist to Maria Ressa
Journalists hold a silent demonstration against the internet ban, holding their laptops with open with blank screens or held placards with the words '100 days no internet' and 'stop humiliating Kashmir journalists'
Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra
After a decade, a court is scheduled to render a judgment on the Ampatuan massacre. Lawyer Nena Santos expects a guilty verdict for the principal accused.
On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, it's important to recognize the essential link between the right to freedom of expression and the right to information. Journalists are too often the direct targets when either right is under attack, and ultimately – we are all victims.
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
The campaign by the Right to Know coalition is sparked by federal police raids on national broadcaster ABC and a News Corp journalist's home over two stories which proved embarrassing for the government
(UPDATED) 'For the next generation, the battle is going to be the battle for truth,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
It was the second attempt by the lower house to overturn the law after MPs voted to repeal it last year only for the upper chamber to block it. But the upper house is only able to block a bill once, meaning the law will now be scrapped.
(UPDATED) International lawyers seek targeted sanctions 'to impose serious financial consequences on state officials' who abuse journalists
'Maria Ressa is a Filipino journalist who stands at 5’2” but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth,' says Amal Clooney in her speech
With the expansion of the 73-year-old Sotto law, online and broadcast journalists can't be compelled to reveal their sources, unless necessary for national security
President Rodrigo Duterte signs the law as his government fends off accusations of intimidating student publications outspoken about recent killings
'These journalists refused to be silenced and continue to raise their voices against the abuse of power, corruption and other crimes,' says Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire
The Society of Professional Journalists honors Maria Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and the late Jamal Khashoggi for their 'extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism'
Indeed, the press was invented for democracy’s own health. That’s why a narcissistic, authoritarian character like Rodrigo Duterte simply cannot abide it.
Malacañang says it has a right to exclude any journalist from President Rodrigo Duterte's events if they are 'rude' and 'disrespectful'
(UPDATED) The Duterte government is given 10 days to answer Rappler's petition, as well as the petitions of the intervening journalists who asked for oral arguments
Charges against Erick Kabendera over his citizenship are dropped and replaced with cybercrime offenses, which press freedom advocates say are wielded by President Magufuli to silence critics
'The vanguards of light and truth in various campuses are being the next targets of control by the government and school administrations,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado
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
The RSF delegation went to Riyadh in late April and urged Saudi authorities to release 30 journalists who it says are imprisoned in the kingdom for their work