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Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post says: 'The American press has been given extraordinary freedom by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment. In return, it owes society courage.'
Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron, also an awardee at the Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards Gala in Toronto, asks journalists to stand beside Ressa ‘every step of the way’
'Our mother's ordeal in the hands of CIDG was a clear example of the vicious pattern of state forces of attacks against journalists, dissenters, and human rights defenders,' says the Valle family
Police serve 61-year-old journalist Margarita Valle with warrants for alleged murder, destruction of government property, and arson, which her son says are 'trumped-up charges'
The Golden Pen of Freedom is posthumously awarded to slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a year after it was given to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
'What he is accused of doing is exactly what professional journalists do every day – seeking, receiving and publishing important information about our government,' says law professor Sonja West
Romania prosecutors claim the two men used a young police officer as an intermediary to send several messages to journalist Emilia Sercan warning that her life was at risk if she didn't stop her investigative work
Even as hundreds of media outlets proliferate across Afghanistan, consumers and journalists alike worry a potential peace deal between the Taliban and the US could sound the death knell for a golden age of press freedom
Reporters Without Borders says the killing of Francisco Romero officially made Mexico the deadliest country in the world for journalists so far this year, surpassing even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria
Independent media is banned in Vietnam, with online posts, comments and critics strictly monitored and bloggers, activists and rights lawyers routinely jailed.
(4th UPDATE) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are freed on presidential amnesty
Advocates and journalists take to the stage to voice out relevant issues in the Philippines through a concert to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
Reporters Without Borders says that the press freedom situation in 91% of the world is considered difficult, very serious, or problematic
These events are being organized against the backdrop of attacks on press freedom, which have escalated in the Philippines in recent months
The NUJP says 'more than any administration since the unlamented Marcos dictatorship, never have freedom of the press and of expression been under siege as during the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte'
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
On World Press Freedom Day, journalists point out that the government's own media apparatus gets huge funding from China
'This is not a time to bend and shrink,' says the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on World Press Freedom Day
Your vote can protect a free and independent Philippine media
The job of a journalist takes place in a world that is drugged with online disinformation and where journalism is treated like a crime
Given his type of narcissism, one that blooms lustier and lustier with each live performance, we'd never know how far he would go with his indecencies
This year's celebration of World News Day is focused on why independent and fact-based journalism matters
'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
'All of us, we must all understand that we must go on the offensive and we must disrupt what’s happening,' says UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard
'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan
'The way we fight back as journalists is we shine the light. We call attention, we demand our rights,' says Maria Ressa
Reporters Without Borders says harassment against Rappler and Maria Ressa is the 'most emblematic case' of the threats against Filipino journalists. Turkey is also listed as among the world's worst countries for press freedom.
Representatives of the New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists, who are on a visit to the Philippines, meet with Malacañang and Department of Justice officials
The 'war for truth…is a war we cannot lose in democracies' like the Philippines, says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa
Unsa ang kadangtan sa coverage ban sa katibuk-ang sitwasyon sa gawasnong peryodismo sa Pilipinas?
Iti daytoy a podcast, agtugaw diyay maysa nga petitioner, ni Raymon Dullana nga correspondent iti Cagayan, ken Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria tapno mapagtutungtungan dagiti banag a nangiduron kadakuwada nga agpetisyon, no kasano nga naapektaran iti coverage da, ken no anya iti sitwasyon iti press freedom ditoy Pilipinas
Ano ang implikasyon ng coverage ban sa pangkalahatang sitwasyon ng malayang pamamamahayag sa Pilipinas?
This case is not just about Rappler. It is about every journalist’s mandate to cover the Office of the President and scrutinize the tremendous power it holds without prior restraint or threat of punishment.
(UPDATED) A significant press freedom test case under the Duterte administration, the Rappler petition argues that the coverage ban violates constitutional guarantees of a free press, free speech, equal protection and due process
'Currently, the trial is taking place and no settlement discussion had been or is discussed,' reads a statement posted on Salah Khashoggi's Twitter account
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been behind bars since December 2017, detained on claims of violating state secrets
The United States says it is 'concerned' about the arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa
Reporters Without Borders says Beijing is 'exporting' its methods of censorship and control of information to other countries. Beijing dismisses the report as 'totally not in conformity with the facts, and not worth refuting.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to crack down on freedom of speech
Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died
The award-winning photographer, Shahidul Alam, is facing charges of making 'false' and 'provocative' statements in a televised interview, offenses carrying a maximum 14 years in jail
Ethical hackers and human rights defenders allow the Reporters Without Borders Sans to 'restore online access to independent media in countries that are news and information black holes'
Thirty-six nations condemn Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a rare censure of the oil-rich kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council
The photographer, widely known as Shawkan, faces 5 years of strict supervision and will be required to spend every night sleeping at his local police station, but he vows to resume his work
'Enough of persecution of journalists...it has gone on for decades,' says Croatian journalist Hrvoje Zovko
Press freedom is not automatically proved alive by the ability of the press to exercise its democratic right to publish without state interference; true proof lies in what happens to the press after exercising that right.
'We never forget the importance of human rights, rule of law, transparency, justice wherever it is that we go,' says the visiting US official but refrains from publicly citing specific attacks on free speech and human rights in his host country
The crucial signs and their contextualized explanations tell us that the current government has been extensively using fascist politics and tactics which is, ironically, possible to do under democratic rule
'Dapat pa rin pong krimen siya para wala pong abuso sa hanay nating mamamahayag,' says senatorial bet and former journalist Jiggy Manicad
At least 19 journalists have been killed since 2011 while there have been 'several cases' in which journalists were abducted, tortured or forcibly disappeared, the report says