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'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
Media observers criticize the move, saying that Philippine Star 'had the choice' to stand its ground in defense of press freedom or retreat under fire
'Alisin natin politika, pino-politicized kasi iyan,' Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says
Show her up to be vulnerable, subdue her, and a chill probably goes around enough to help ease the way for the authoritarian rule he has been itching to impose. Well, knowing Maria Ressa, she’s not one easily subdued.
(4th UPDATE) Ateneo de Manila University president Father Ramon Jose Villarin, De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan issue statements of support
If this is another of several attempts to intimidate us, it will not succeed, as past attempts have shown. Maria Ressa and Rappler will continue to do our jobs as journalists.
A Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans attacks a British Broadcasting Corporation cameraman during the US president's rally in El Paso
University of the Philippines journalism professor Danilo Arao also slams Malacañang's media security task force for its 'deafening silence' on President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks against the press
As Winston Churchill said, 'A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny'
Five foreign journalists, including two working for France's "Quotidien" television show and one from Spain's EFE news agency, have been arrested in Venezuela this week. Two more, from Chile, have been deported.
Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, carries out an inspection outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
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