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Rappler featured in Reuters report on fighting online toxicity

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Rappler, along with South Africa’s Daily Maverick and India’s The Quint, is featured in a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Maria Ressa joins Reuters Institute's advisory board

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'She has been lauded throughout the world for her journalism and for her part in supporting press freedom and tackling disinformation campaigns,' says the Reuters Institute

NEW MEMBER. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins Reuters Institute's Advisory Board. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Make news more relevant to the young, media urged

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:54 PM

To younger audiences, reading or listening to the news feels more like a chore, according to a study on news consumers in the US and UK. The report makes some recommendations.

Freedom of expression in Myanmar still 'dire' – U.N.

May 07, 2019 - 9:01 PM

'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists

RELEASED. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (R) and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. Photo by Ann Wang/Pool/AFP

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty

May 07, 2019 - 11:22 AM

(4th UPDATE) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are freed on presidential amnesty

FREE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture outside Insein prison after being freed in a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. Photo by AFP

Jailed Reuters reporters wait for Myanmar Supreme Court decision

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rights groups have heaped pressure on Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to use her influence to secure a pardon, but she has so far refused to intervene

WA LONE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) speaks to journalists outside the northern district court in Yangon on January 23, 2018. File photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP

Rally to mark 1 year since arrest of Myanmar Reuters journalists

Dec 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

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

THUMBS UP. Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police to a courtroom in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Newsrooms told: Stop obsessing about 'bright, shiny things'

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism says it's time for news organizations to focus on more sustainable long-term strategies

Journalists, media groups and advocates slam 'attempt to silence Rappler'

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Media groups and press freedom advocates express support for Maria Ressa and Rappler as the company faces yet another legal battle

Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters' release

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:03 AM

"She knows that mass murder is not a state secret and that exposing it doesn't turn a journalist into a spy," says human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on the need for free press in Myanmar

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi

Journalism is in a tough place, but it's better than ever too – Oxford professor

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Journalism is more diverse, accessible, and more informative than ever, says Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, the Director of Research for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University

RASMUS NIELSEN. The director of research the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism acknowledges the need to find new business models, and ensure editorial independence while remaining sustainable. Screenshot from Rappler video


Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi, who was herself subjected to house arrest for some 15 years, relying on foreign media to highlight her plight, has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case and verdict

SILENCE. Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case involving Reuters journalists and the recent verdict. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Reuters reporters jailed for 7 years in Myanmar secrets case

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Myanmar court finds Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law

JAILED. Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (in cuffs) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis face trial, on a charge that carries up to 14 years in jail. / AFP PHOTO / Myo Kyaw SOE

Thomson Reuters to rename financial and risk unit

Jul 30, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The F&R division will be called Refinitiv upon completion of the deal with Blackstone

Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for 'breaking' secrecy law

Jul 09, 2018 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been held in custody for nearly 7 months for pre-trial hearings

PRESS FREEDOM. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) speaks to reporters as he is escorted by police from a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on July 9, 2018. Photo by Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP

Myanmar court urged to drop case against Reuters pair

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act – which carries up to 14 years in jail – during their reporting of a military crackdown on the Rohingya minority

WA LONE. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (L) is escorted by police to a court in Yangon to face trial on February 6, 2018. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing – study

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The Reuters Institute report, which covers 37 countries in five continents, says that the use of social media for news fell by 6 percentage points in the United States compared to last year

Whistleblowing Myanmar policeman sentenced to jail

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:14 PM

According to a police spokesman, Moe Yan Naing has been jailed for breaching a police disciplinary act, a charge he had been facing since December for a previous communication with Wa Lone

MOE YAN NAING. In this file photo taken on April 20, 2018, Myanmar deputy police major Moe Yan Naing waits outside the courthouse before attending the ongoing trial of two detained journalists in Yangon. Photo by Sai Aung Main/AFP

FVR congratulates 'Mr Mogato' for Pulitzer Prize

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:09 AM

'This is, indeed, an outstanding achievement for any respected journalist – a reflection of the dedication, personal discipline, and hard work you put in your chosen vocation,' former president Fidel Ramos says in his congratulatory letter to veteran journalist Manny Mogato

FVR. Former president Fidel V Ramos lauds journalist Manny Mogato, whom he has known since he was defense chief. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] ‘Tuloy ang laban!’

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.

DOJ on Rappler, Evasco on Aquino, Reuters team wins Pulitzer | Midday wRap

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:35 PM

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Reuters journalists win Pulitzer for reporting on Philippine 'drug war'

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato win in the International Reporting category 'for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs'

WINNERS. Reuters' Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato win in the International Reporting category of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. All photos from the 2018 Pulitzer Prize press kit

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, are accused of possessing classified documents thought to relate to the violent military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority

WA LONE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) speaks to journalists outside the northern district court in Yangon on January 23, 2018. File photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP

Myanmar police charge Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested a month ago under the Official Secrets Act after they allegedly were given classified documents by two policemen over dinner

ARRESTED. In this file photo, Wa Lone (C), a journalist for the Reuters newswire, arrives at a court in Yangon on December 27, 2017. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

War on drugs, martial law in Mindanao, Reuters journalists | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Myanmar court remands Reuters journalists for 2 more weeks

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are facing proceedings under the draconian colonial-era Official Secrets Act for allegedly possessing documents related to the army crackdown in Rakhine state

IN PRISON. Wa Lone (C), a journalist for the Reuters newswire, arrives at a court in Yangon on December 27, 2017. Photo by YE AUNG THU/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

De Castro testimony, Dela Rosa on Reuters report, UAAP Finals | Evening wRap

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Reuters 'edited' Tondo video to make PNP look bad – Dela Rosa

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'We will investigate at gagawin namin ang kaukulang investigation, pero huwag naman sana ganoon na talagang pina-project 'yung timing at 'yung pagka-edit,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

DOUBTFUL. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa launches another tirade against Reuters. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Malacañang 'looking into' Reuters report on Manila cops

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The Duterte administration 'does not tolerate police violence, brutality, and killing,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Human rights groups and other progressive organizations held protest rally outside Camp Crame on Friday, to denounce the violence and crimes perpetrated by police officers in the name of Oplan Tokhang. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Emma Thompson leads protest over UK woman jailed in Iran

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The Oscar-winning actress says British foreign secretary Boris Johnson should 'get on a plane' to Tehran and 'deal with the problem he's so seriously exacerbated'

EMMA THOMPSON. In this file photo, actress Emma Thompson of 'The Children's Act' attends The IMDb Studio hosted by the Visa Infinite Lounge at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb/AFP

War on drugs: How the PNP responds to abuse, corruption charges

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:45 PM

When faced with allegations – allegedly from their own men – the PNP has a rather predictable response

WAR ON DRUGS. Crime scene investigators enter a home after police conduct a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PN Denpasar jatuhkan vonis tujuh bulan untuk pensiunan wartawan Reuters

Mar 10, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Vonis yang dijatuhkan majelis hakim lebih ringan dari tuntuta Jaksa Penuntut Umum JPU yakni satu tahun

SIDANG VONIS. Mantan wartawan perang, David Fox (kanan) didampingi penerjemah tengah mendengarkan vonis yang dibacakan oleh majelis hakim PN Denpasar pada Kamis, 9 Maret. Foto oleh Iwan Setiadharma/Rappler

White House restrictions on media trigger outcry

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED By restricting the access of certain media Donald Trump s White House takes things one step further triggering an outcry

BARRED. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in the Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mantan wartawan perang Reuters jalani sidang perdana di Pengadilan Negeri Denpasar

Jan 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

David Fox Matthew ditangkap bersama seorang warga Australia Guiseppe Serafino karena mengkonsumsi narkoba jenis hashish pada tahun 2016

Filipino journalist's Facebook account hacked

Dec 08, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Manny Mogato s profile and cover photos are changed into pro Duterte graphics

Pilipinas Shell's final offer price: P67 per share

Oct 14, 2016 - 6:19 PM

It hopes to raise as much as P19 5 billion in proceeds from its IPO

SECOND BIGGEST. Pilipinas Shell will raise as much as P19.5 billion in proceeds from its IPO. Rappler file photo

Pilipinas Shell lowers offer price for IPO

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Thomson Reuters says the oil refiner s indicative offer price is now at P64 to P70 per share from P90

GO AHEAD. Pilipinas Shell secures regulatory approvals from the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the Philippine Stock Exchange to conduct its maiden share offering next month. Photo by Jay Directo/Rappler

NUJP condemns threats against Reuters reporters

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s appeal to his supporters not to harm journalists seems to have fallen on deaf ears says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Duterte supporters rally behind him on social media

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

A message circulating online says some groups want the international community to protest against the Duterte administration s war on drugs

US fears China island building in Panatag Shoal

Mar 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

This comes as an arbitral tribunal in The Hague Netherlands is expected to rule on the Philippines’ case against China early this year

NAVAL OPS HEAD. US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson testifies before the Senate appropriations committee, sub-committee on Defense, about the Department of Navy fiscal year 2017 budget and posture. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/US Navy

Journalists acquitted in Thai navy defamation trial

Sep 01, 2015 - 1:19 PM

The verdict comes after the region s grim people smuggling trade was dramatically laid bare this year

ACQUITTED. Australian journalist Alan Morison (R) and Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian (L) smile while answering questions from the media after they were found not guilty of criminal defamation at the provincial court in Phuket island on September 1, 2015. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

School rankings in ASEAN: A 'perception game' for PH

Jul 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Comparison will be inevitable in a post ASEAN integration era How are rankings influencing the Philippines higher education sector?

British spy agency tapped journalists' emails – report

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:02 AM

The emails were among 70 000 gathered in less than 10 minutes in 2008 by the spy agency

The offices of the Guardian newspaper in London, England, 20 August 2013. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

2014 PH+SocialGood Summit: What is the ideal journalist?

Sep 17, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Veteran journalists from the Philippines and around the world provide valuable insights on the second day of the 2014 PH SocialGood Summit

Philippines to upgrade Spratlys airstrip amid moratorium bid

Aug 08, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The Philippines banks on the shared concern among ASEAN countries to convince China to agree to stop provocative activities in the South China Sea

PROVOCATIVE? The Philippines is set to repair the damaged Rancudo Air Field in Pag-Asa island in the Spratlys