(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
Check out the pledges of Northern Mindanao students after #MoveCDO
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
(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
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'
Attendees of the #MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age workshop pledge to hold the line
(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December
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
Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist, is in police custody since his arrest for reporting on a takeover of parliament last week by masked security agents
Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon
More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media
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
Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera
Zunar says he would not be 'absolutely happy until the government abolishes the Sedition Act'
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'
Blocking a credentialed White House reporter from an event open to all members of the media is highly unusual and possibly unprecedented
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
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
"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.
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
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The International Press Institute hails Rappler's commitment to critical reporting and its innovation
Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo
(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Mara Cepeda
(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'
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.
World Editors Forum president David Callaway delivers a speech introducing Maria Ressa, recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom Award handed by WAN-IFRA
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
'My name is Maria Ressa. We are Rappler, and we will hold the line.'
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa wins the Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers or WAN-IFRA
WATCH: 70th World News Media Congress 2018 – Opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom
Watch the opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom live on Rappler
'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
The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it
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
(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
The sale swiftly raised concerns about a contracting space for independent media in a country that lost its other main English newspaper in 2017
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
President Rodrigo Duterte claims he never sent anyone critical of his administration to jail
'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
'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
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
Afghanistan was earlier ranked the 3rd most dangerous country in the world for journalists by Reporters Without Borders
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
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
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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.
This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media
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