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Indian government ends internet blackout in restive Kashmir

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Internet access is restored but only to 301 government-approved websites

Kashmiri journalists protest against internet blockade put by India's government in Srinagar on October 12, 2019. Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP

Davao-based journalist arrested for interviewing protesters

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Radyo ni Juan's Glenn Jester Hitgano is arrested after following up on a tip that the protesters were harassed by uniformed men

U.P. Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2020 commemorates 50th year of First Quarter Storm

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The festival serves to raise awareness on the significance of this pivotal chapter during the turbulent Marcos regime especially on issues concerning human rights

Brazil prosecutors charge U.S. journalist Greenwald with cybercrimes

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:23 AM

Greenwald takes to Twitter to denounce the charges as 'an attack on press freedom'

CHARGED. US journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder and editor of The Intercept website, gestures during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP)

Rappler urges Supreme Court: Rule that Duterte does not have power over media

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:07 AM

As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?

COVERAGE BAN. Reporters Pia Ranada, Mara Cepeda, Camille Elemia and correspondents Bobby Lagsa and Raymon Dullana file a petition before the Supreme Courton April 11, 2019, asking the High Court to end Duterte's coverage ban on Rappler. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Slain Turkish-Armenian journalist commemorated in Istanbul

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:12 PM

Hrant Drink's death in 2007 is seen as a scandal after it was discovered that security forces were aware of the murder plot, but failed to act

Paligsahang 'Iispel Mo!' kasadong-kasado na sa Enero 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:50 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang 'Iispel Mo!' ay pambansang timpalak sa pagbaybay sa wikang Filipino na batay sa mga umiiral na tuntunin ng Ortograpiyang Pambansa at Manwal sa Masinop ng Pagsulat

NUJP launches signature campaign against ABS-CBN shutdown

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:08 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Amal Clooney, Julie K. Brown among RCFP’s Freedom of the Press awardees

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:51 PM

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press announces the 2020 awardees, who are accomplished leaders in the news media and legal fields, and whose works embody the values of the First Amendment

Boutrous photo Charley Gallay/Getty Images for IWMF/AFP; Amal photo from Wikipedia; Brown photo from Twitter; Mayer photo from Wikipedia

Filipinos can now apply for 2021 Ajinomoto Postgrad Scholarship Grant

Jan 11, 2020 - 2:56 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline of application is on March 1, 2020

Filipino youth named 'Engagement Leader of the Year' by ACEEU

Jan 11, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Salonga is the only Filipino finalist out of over 300 nominations across 12 categories from 20 participating countries

PNP Press Corps: General Bathan violated police code

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Under Philippine National Police rules, 'conduct unbecoming of a police officer' can merit dismissal, suspension from the service, or demotion

CONDEMNED. Police reporters slam the 'thug-like attitude' of Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan during Traslacion 2020. Photo by Rambo/Rappler

U.S. Senator Durbin: De Lima case 'important test' for PH democracy

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'There is an easy and honorable way forward,' says Senator Richard Durbin as he reiterates his call to release Senator Leila de Lima or ensure her a fair trial

RIGHTS ADVOCATE. US Senator Dick Durbin addresses the Senate on January 9, 2019, on issues involving the human rights abuses in the Philippines. Screenshot of Senator Dick Durbin video posted on his Facebook page

11 Philippine groups to get Canada Fund backing in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Canada Fund is a program run by the Canadian embassy, which provides financial aid for projects that promote inclusive governance in the Philippines

PH, Taiwan accepting applications for science graduate courses for 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 4:44 PM

The deadline for submissions of MECO-TECO SSP applications is on January 15, 2020

Search for 2020 Outstanding Government Workers opens

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:47 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline of nomination is on March 31, 2020

House panel chair to ABS-CBN: Franchise renewal ‘not a right, but a privilege’

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Alvarez once again says his committee will tackle the bills renewing ABS-CBN's franchise, which will expire in March

Goodbye, 2019: Five reasons this year stands out

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out

NUJP urges Filipinos to uphold press freedom amid attacks vs ABS-CBN

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The group also decries President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh tirade hurled against broadcast giant ABS-CBN

PH team reaps medals at World International Mathematical Olympiad

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:09 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The team of young Philippine students place second overall at the World International Mathematical Olympiad Final in Tokyo, Japan

Burundi seeks 15-year jail term for journalists

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:43 AM

The 4 journalists of Iwacu, one of Burundi's few independent media outlets, were covering a story about DR Congo rebels

PRESS FREEDOM. Four journalists of the Burundi's independent media Iwacu Press Group (L to R): Christine Kamikazi, Agnes Ndirubusa, Egide Harerimana and Terence Mpozenzi leave at the High Court in Bubanza, western Burundi, on December 30, 2019 after attending a trial for complicity in endangering the internal security of the state. Photo by Tchandrou Nitanga/AFP

U.S. senator urges PH to free De Lima, drop threats vs Maria Ressa

Dec 29, 2019 - 3:09 PM

United States Senator Patrick Leahy vows to continue standing up for human rights in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte bars him from entering the country

HUMAN RIGHTS. Senator Patrick Leahy (left) urges the Philippines to uphold human rights instead of threatening to deny Americans visas to the country. File photo by Chip Soodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

As Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa tightens his stance on dissent, journalists have also suffered repercussions

PRESS FREEDOM. Riot police arrive at the Bronte Hotel in Harare where journalists and international observers gather for a press conference of MDC opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, on August 3, 2018. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

Turkey court gives jail terms to opposition journalists

Dec 27, 2019 - 7:43 PM

A higher court is due to decide whether to uphold the sentences, adding that the journalists, who face terrorism charges, are currently free

Hihiranging Makata ng Taon 2020, gagawaran ng P30,000

Dec 27, 2019 - 5:41 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Sa Enero 3, 2020 na ang huling araw ng pagpapasa sa timpalak

[OPINION] Even after the Ampatuan verdict, Filipino journalists are still in peril

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:00 PM

As long as there are still Filipinos who choose to be misinformed and disinformed, the Philippines will still be a dangerous place for journalists

FALSE: 'Zero' journalists harassed, 'sued by govt' under Duterte admin

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Records from media monitor show 154 counts of threats and attacks against journalists from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019

CCP to hold Misa de Aguinaldo 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The CCP will hold the Misa de Aguinaldo on Tuesday, December 24, at the CCP Main Theater

Christmas Eve Mass CCP. Photo by CCP

First Filipino architect elevated as fellow by Royal Institute of British Architects

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:29 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Lira Luis is named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects

[OPINION] ABS-CBN and its struggle to obtain its franchise

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:03 PM

While the law remains unchanged, what now will become of the country’s biggest television network?

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist – watchdog

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Committee to Protect Journalists says it counted at least 48 journalists jailed in China, one more than in 2018, as President Xi Jinping ramps up efforts to control the media

CSC confers Local Treasurer eligibility on more than 700

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Local Treasurer Eligibility is a second level eligibility specific and appropriate for appointment to Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer positions

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The timid press

Dec 07, 2019 - 4:53 PM

A susceptibility to intimidation should be correctable by a proper steeping in the values imposed on the profession

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Surigao tribes light first ever Christmas tree

Nov 30, 2019 - 3:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Many of the IP communities were converted and have accepted the tradition of Christmas

U.P. Cebu community discusses social issues through Cookout

Nov 29, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Press release: The University of the Philippines Cebu Cookout is a platform for the community to air out grievances, show dissent, and take a stand on issues through theater, art, and music

The Lumad calls to stop the attacks during their theatrical performance. Photo courtesy of UP Cebu Cookout 2019

2020 NAST, DOST awards now open for nominations

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:46 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Except for the Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award, the deadline for the submission of nominations for all awards is on the last working day of November 2019

Groups slam ‘delayed justice’ for victims of Ampatuan massacre

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Ten years after the gruesome killing of 58 people, 32 from the media, press freedom continues to be under attack

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

For Mama: Child of Ampatuan massacre victim chooses journalism too

Nov 23, 2019 - 9:15 AM

If she pursues her dream profession, 16-year-old Rhully Mae Shula Montaño will also bear the many, many problems of the media that even the killing of her mother could not solve

MASSACRE KIN. 16-year-old Rhully Mae Montaño was 6 years old when her mother Marife was killed in the gruesome 2009 Ampatuan massacre. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bacolod journos call for vigilance as verdict on Maguindanao massacre nears

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Officials and members of the Negros Press Club and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Bacolod chapter light candles to mark the death anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

COMMEMORATION. Andrea Jayme, her daughter Hina Sofia Danielle Bianca Tugot, and Dennis Rubica of Bombo Radyo Bacolod light candles at the Marker of the Fallen Journalists at the Bacolod City public plaza on November 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of NUJP-Bacolod

PUP launches music video festival tackling press freedom

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:25 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The annual festival aims to showcase broadcasting freshmen's skills and creativity in response to the worsening political situation

HS students from Pitogo, Caloocan, and Malabon top local robotics competition

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Pitogo High School is named Best Team while Malabon National High School and Caloocan National Science High School win Best Alliance at the 2019 Tagisang Robotics

THREEPEAT. For the third time, Pitogo High School secured the Best Team Award in the returning Tagisang Robotics Competition organized by DOST-SEI. Photo courtesy of DOST-Science Education Institute

#HandsOffKule: UP student groups hit attempted ‘surveillance’ of Philippine Collegian

Nov 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP slams the 'blatant intimidation' against student publications

Amal Clooney: Let autocratic leaders know we support journalists

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:29 PM

When autocrats 'try to silence journalists, they will hear from all of us,' Amal Clooney says as she presents the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalist to Maria Ressa

SUPPORT JOURNALISTS. International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged global support for journalists as she presents the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalist to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Screenshot from Youtube

QC youth innovation program to grant advocates on community projects

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership opens applications for their youth grant program until November 30

Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

Nov 13, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Journalists hold a silent demonstration against the internet ban, holding their laptops with open with blank screens or held placards with the words '100 days no internet' and 'stop humiliating Kashmir journalists'

BLOCKADE. Kashmiri journalists protest against internet blockade put up by India's government in Srinagar. Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra

SUSPECTS. This picture taken on November 8, 2019 shows Indonesian local police chief inspector general Agus Adrianto (left) asking a question to suspect in the killing of  journalists in Medan, North Sumatra. Photo by Dedi Hermawan/AFP

Powerful technology and luxury come together in the Vivo NEX 3

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

With innovations anchored on future technologies and trend-setting design, the Vivo NEX 3 is on its way to becoming a symbol of luxurious innovation

Eligibility certificate for Career Service Exam passers now available

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This certification may be preferred more by government agencies as supporting document for employment application, including promotion and other human resource actions/movements