Rappler's latest stories on press freedom
A tally by media watchdog groups cites 192 press freedom violations during the latest wave of protests including 131 assaults, of which 108 were by police
Postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, judgment day for Ressa and former researcher-writer Rey Santos will take place in a court under quarantine restrictions
A black CNN journalist is arrested by police in Minneapolis – even as he reports live on camera following the death of George Floyd
A barangay kagawad makes threats to correspondent Joanna Rose Aglibot and her family, prompting the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines to issue an alert
(UPDATED) Nothing in ABS-CBN’s 1995 franchise says that it allows the broadcast of only one channel
If convicted, the journalists face prison terms of up to 5 years and the media organizations fines of up to Aus$500,000
The petition, which got over a million signatures in just day, is launched days before the House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal bills
Several media workers around the world experience layoffs and wage cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic
(3rd UPDATE) UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard slams the move as 'the final act in [Saudi Arabia's] well-rehearsed parody of justice in front of an international community far too ready to be deceived'
One activist is accused of having insulted President Abdelmadjid Tebboune by calling him 'illegitimate,' while another has criticized the 'injustice' of Algeria's judicial system
Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected
'Feeding the imagination is just as important as giving people bread'
Whistleblower and President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Edward Snowden talks about the rolling back of freedoms under pandemic emergency powers
'These journalists are members of a free press, not propaganda cadres,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how journalism and democracy can survive the information ecosystem created by the tech platforms
The painter throws his support behind Philippine media after ABS-CBN was forced to go off-air
Filipinos join MovePH's online campaign to tag their representatives on social media, in a bid to move forward deliberations on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal
Rappler condemns the move as an attack on press freedom, the right to free speech, and the public's right to know
To persuade government agencies to act on the matter, the petition appeals to the NTC, Supreme Court, and the House of Representatives
The actress lists down what she says are the real issues: free mass testing, aid for the vulnerable, the country's healthcare system, job losses, and hunger
From cyberattacks to takeovers, Xi Jinping’s government aims to silence criticism from independent media organizations
ABS-CBN's franchise was delayed because it was not prioritized by Congress
'The grant of broadcast privileges to a mass media company should not solely be in the hands of politicians, who may have their own ties and agenda'
Sa pagitan ni Cordoba, Cayetano at Calida sino ang may sala? Aba’y silang lahat, pati na ang boss nila, si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte
'The only reason we can think of why a government entity tasked to combat the communist insurgency would wage a propaganda offensive against media persons and outfits is if government now considers us the enemy'
The actor continues to criticize the government’s move to shut down the operations of his home network
'What does the law do for us, the citizens, the taxpayers?' The Kapamilya actress shares her thoughts on the 'dura lex sed lex' argument.
ABS-CBN's contract artists and employees take their #LabanKapamilya campaign online
ABS-CBN news head Ging Reyes calls for support from fellow media workers and the public to fight for free press during the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Black Friday protest
'As a democracy with not very strong institutions, you need people in the media to provide that check and balance,' says former Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang following the ABS-CBN shutdown
'It’s pandemic time, for crying out loud! Will the state fall if ABS-CBN is unable to comply with its mandates from NTC? Will it be a source of danger to the community? Is the Republic better served by hounding it?'
Campus publications stand with ABS-CBN and band together with fellow journalists to make their voices heard
What is it like to cover the justice beat at a time when journalists themselves figure into the Duterte administration's novel legal actions against dissenters?
(UPDATED) 'An independent media plays a critical role in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas which is vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies,' says State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus
'Campus journalism goes beyond medals and certificates.... With or without press conference season, student writers should always speak up.'
'My heart is breaking,' Sharon says after the sign-off on May 5
Journalists and media workers are still covering the COVID-19 pandemic despite budget cuts, threats to press freedom, and risk of possible infection
ABS-CBN's news program is broadcast online and on ANC for the first time since the NTC issued a cease and desist order against the network
There are at least 9 bills filed with Congress seeking the network’s franchise renewal
'Strong public interest and equity demand that ABS-CBN be allowed to continue its operations,' ABS-CBN's lawyers tell the Supreme Court
13 senators file a resolution asking the Senate to express its sense on the National Telecommunications Commission shutdown order against ABS-CBN
(UPDATED) The main petition wants to void the NTC shutdown order entirely
'Apaw na ang poot at galit. Ang init ng panahon dahil sa masasakit na salitang itinatapon sa hangin. Kung nais nating maghilom, makinig tayo sa isa’t isa. Huwag natin ishutdown ang may ibang pananaw kaysa atin.'
Communications Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio asks actor-turned-Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez for a message to his friends at ABS-CBN and he says the unexpected
No single event led to this. No lone person could have pulled it off without our apathy.... By enabling or ignoring the gradual erosion of the rule of law, we all made this possible.
(UPDATED) Media workers nationwide issue statements and gather to protest the order of the National Telecommunications Commission to shut down ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN will be back, and soon, because it has the support of the people
'Sino nga ba ako (Who am I)?' Bea asks and immediately concludes that while there’s a lot of things she’s unsure of, she’s sure that she’s a Kapamilya
The closure comes 'at the worst of times' as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic
'This administration has put itself into a corner unnecessarily. If there is a significant and sustained support for the reopening of ABS-CBN, it will happen.'