Rappler's latest stories on press freedom in the Philippines
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
(UPDATED) 'For the next generation, the battle is going to be the battle for truth,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
President Rodrigo Duterte signs the law as his government fends off accusations of intimidating student publications outspoken about recent killings
Indeed, the press was invented for democracy’s own health. That’s why a narcissistic, authoritarian character like Rodrigo Duterte simply cannot abide it.
'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'
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The job of a journalist takes place in a world that is drugged with online disinformation and where journalism is treated like a crime
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.
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.
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
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(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
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
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'The dynamism of the media [in the Philippines] has also been checked by the emergence of a leader who wants to show he is all powerful,' says media watchdog Reporters Without Borders
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This contradicts earlier statements from Malacañang officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte himself, that the ban on Rappler stems from the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke the media company's registration
Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous
(4th UPDATE) The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigates deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out 'fake news'
Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
Rappler's lawyer also explains why he took the case and what surprised him most about the decision
Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate
The CHR says "protecting press freedom means protecting the interest of the people"
Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.
Solicitor General Jose Calida has said the criminal investigation into Rappler will center around possible violation of the Anti-Dummy Law
'Observe natin dahil 'onting pagkakamali natin, palalakihin 'yan ng media, sigurado 'yan, sigurado,' claims Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa