Rappler's latest stories on press freedom
Reports say Ghanaian investigative journalist Ahmed Divela was shot thrice – twice on the chest and another on the neck – before he died on the spot
(UPDATED) 'The verdict originally given was not wrong according to the law. The court decides to dismiss the appeal,' the judge of Yangon Regional High Court says
Authorities revoke Radio France Internationale correspondent Florence Morice for alleged violation of electoral law and code of good conduct for foreign journalists
Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins says it is fitting to honor free press and free speech in one of the world's most famous public squares as the world welcomes 2019
Ressa, who is among the journalists to be honored at the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop, calls on journalists to 'move away from competition' in the face of disinformation and attacks to press freedom
The footage shows 3 men carrying 5 suitcases and two large bags into the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, only a short distance away from where the murder of Jamal Khashoggi took place
Journalist unions condemn the arrest of Kishorechandra Wangkhem and demand his release
The Committee to Protect Journalists says 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'
Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipients of fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom worldwide
Reporters Without Borders says 80 journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year – most notably the Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi – with 348 in jail and 60 more held hostage
Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally
'The terrible global assault on journalists that has intensified in the past few years shows no sign of abating,' says Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon
Messages of solidarity pour in from around the world on the first anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya Muslims
Supporters will gather in downtown Yangon as Reuters invites people from around the world to post photos on social media of the 'thumbs up' gesture that became a symbol of the pair's court appearances
Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach
Lawyer Than Zaw Aung says the date for the appeal hearing has been set for December 24 at the Yangon regional court
Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government
There is still hope, despite the challenges thrown at us
'This attempt to silence a highly regarded news website is just the latest example of the administration’s contempt for free and vibrant news media,' says Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams
"Maria and her team are a shining example of principled resistance to the erosion of democratic norms."
'Journalism doesn't just need critics, it needs champions – people and institutions with the resources to help educate, encourage and connect journalists and their audience in pursuit of excellence,' says billionaire Judith Neilson
Despite all the attacks Rappler is facing, what makes me stay?
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir insists that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is not involved in the killing
'We need to continue reporting without fear or favor,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award in New York City
Watch the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards live on Rappler
In his speech, the king praises his son's economic reform program aimed at creating jobs for a swelling youth population and preparing the kingdom for a post-crude era
(UPDATED) CNN says it is dropping its lawsuit on reporter Jim Acosta's access, a case that has raised concerns over constitutional rights for the press
A federal judge issues a temporary restraining order that requires the White House to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access based on 'due process'
A Turkish newspaper says a second voice recording clearly reveals that the murder of the Washington Post columnist has been premeditated
Hong Kong's powerful bar association says the rights enshrined in Hong Kong's mini-constitution, including freedom of expression, should be respected 'whether one agrees with the information or ideas or not'
Bangladesh court grants bail to award-winning photographer-activist Shahidul Alam after spending more than 100 days behind bars
In the emergency hearing, CNN's lawyer Ted Boutrous asks the judge for a temporary order allowing Jim Acosta to get his White House pass back ahead of a full hearing
(3rd UPDATE) The news network says the 'wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.'
(UPDATED) Media groups and press freedom advocates express support for Maria Ressa and Rappler as the company faces yet another legal battle
In rare good news, the Myanmar government has withdrawn the incitement case against the 3 journalists who reported critically on the financial management of Yangon
British citizens are usually allowed into Hong Kong without a visa and are permitted to stay for 180 days under immigration rules
'Independence is very important for citizen journalism. I teach young people to be critical minded and I hope this award will inspire them,' says Varona
Filipina Inday Espina Varona is among the 4 nominees of the Prize for Independence category of the Press Freedom Awards to be given by the Reporters Without Borders
(UPDATED) A visibly angry Donald Trump has called reporter Jim Acosta a 'rude, terrible person,' after the CNN White House correspondent refused the president's orders to sit down and give up the microphone during a news conference
Top investigative journalist Frederik Obermaier shares what life was before the biggest story of his career – and the value of whistleblowers
According to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, at least 75 journalists have been killed in the past 10 months in countries all over the world
The Filipino journalist is being recognized for being 'very active on social networks' and for covering 'issues that are sensitive in the Philippines'
The controversy puts the kingdom – for decades a key ally in Western efforts to contain Iran – under unprecedented pressure
Here is a timeline of events that transpired since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing
Turk-Arab Media Association demands that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body be given back for a proper funeral
Ruling party spokesman Omer Celik says it is Turkey's 'debt of honor' to reveal what happened
Speaking off the record to Newsweek, Jamal Khashoggi says he's not calling for the overthrow of the regime, but for a 'better Saudi Arabia'
'After the recognition of Khashoggi’s death, we expect a determined, constant and powerful pressure to be kept on Saudi Arabia,' says Christophe Deloire of Reporters without Borders
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death is an 'important first step'