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Mexico journalist murdered, fifth in 2019

May 17, 2019 - 7:21 AM

Reporters Without Borders says the killing of Francisco Romero officially made Mexico the deadliest country in the world for journalists so far this year, surpassing even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria

View of bloodstain at the site where Mexican journalist Francisco Romero was murdered in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state on May 16, 2019. Crime reporter Francisco Romero was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast after receiving threats, authorities said Thursday, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Only 9% of the world lives in a country with press freedom

May 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Reporters Without Borders says that the press freedom situation in 91% of the world is considered difficult, very serious, or problematic

Silent protest for Maria Ressa at the UP Fair 2019. Photos by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

China pursuing 'new world media order' to suppress criticism – RSF

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:30 PM

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.'

PH's Inday Espina Varona wins RSF Prize for Independence

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:58 AM

'Independence is very important for citizen journalism. I teach young people to be critical minded and I hope this award will inspire them,' says Varona

INDEPENDENCE. Winner of the Prize For Independence award, Philippines' Inday Espina-Varona speaks during an interview ahead ahead of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Awards ceremony in London on November 8, 2018.Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

RSF awards to spotlight 'urgent need' to protect journalists

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Filipina Inday Espina Varona is among the 4 nominees of the Prize for Independence category of the Press Freedom Awards to be given by the Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) general secretary Christophe Deloire speaks during a press conference to present the watchdog's World Press Freedom Index for 2018, on April 25, 2018 in Paris. Press freedom around the world in under threat from a triple whammy of US President and Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, says the report. The group accused the world's three superpowers -- the US, China and Russia -- of leading the charge against press freedom, with US President regularly launching personal attacks on reporters and Beijing exporting its "media control model" to strangle dissent elsewhere in Asia. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

International Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:33 PM

The Declaration establishes democratic guarantees for global information and communication space

PH’s Inday Espina Varona nominated for RSF Press Freedom Award

Oct 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The Filipino journalist is being recognized for being 'very active on social networks' and for covering 'issues that are sensitive in the Philippines'

Senate Fake News Hearing on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

The Information and Democracy Commission: Defending free flow of truthful info

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age


Mindanao journos, Reporters Without Borders condemn killing of Denora

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:34 PM

RSF says Dennis Denora is the 6th journalist murdered during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Philippines down 6 spots in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'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

Malacañang on Fox, Petition against Boracay closure, Ressa on cyber libel complaint | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Media watchdogs slam Malacañang ban on Rappler reporter

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Reporters Without Borders and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility both speak out days after a Rappler reporter was banned from entering the Malacañang complex

Philippines 'deadliest country' in Asia for journalists in 2017 – media watchdog

Dec 19, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Reporters Without Borders identified 4 Filipino journalists killed in line with their work in 2017, adding that President Rodrigo Duterte's 'cryptic but alarming comment' against journalists in May 2016 proved to be more than just talk

Morocco accused over coverage of Rif protests

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:57 PM

The Moroccan authorities are gradually turning this region into a no go zone for independent media says Reporters Without Borders

PROTESTS. Demonstrators shout slogans in front of Moroccan security forces during a march in defiance of a government ban in the northern Moroccan city of al-Hoceima on July 20, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Despite improvement, PH still one of the most dangerous countries for media

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Reporters Without Borders in its annual World Press Freedom Index warns President Rodrigo Duterte s insults and open threats against media do not bode well

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The annual World Press Freedom Index warns of the highly toxic media bashing saying the situation is at a tipping point

This picture taken on May 21, 2014 shows microphones of reporters working for TV stations sitting on a table ahead of a press conference at the Army club in Bangkok.  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Sagal Salad Osman who works for state radio station Muqdisho dies instantly after being shot by unidentified men

Philippines inches up in World Press Freedom Index

Apr 20, 2016 - 1:33 PM

The Philippines jumps to rank 138 from its 2015 rank of 141 in the survey but its score declined Reporters Without Borders says

Indonesia bans French journo, reporters cry foul

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:02 PM

We firmly condemn this flagrant violation of media freedom and this discrimination against an independent journalist who has committed no crime

DENIED. Indonesia denies French journalist Cyril Payen's visa request to film documentary in West Papua. Photo from @payenc Twitter account

PH improves in World Press Freedom Index

Dec 31, 2015 - 1:17 PM

The Philippines ranks 141st out of 180 countries in the 2015 World Press Freedom Index by the Paris based Reporters Without Borders

Image from the 2015 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders

Hope for 2016, Reporters Without Borders, Iraq vs ISIS | 6PM wRap

Dec 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

Feb 12, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Reporters Without Borders: There has been an overall deterioration linked to very different factors with information wars and action by non state groups acting like news despots

This picture taken on May 21, 2014 shows microphones of reporters working for TV stations sitting on a table ahead of a press conference at the Army club in Bangkok. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

LIST: The best and worst countries to be a journalist

Feb 12, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Here is a ranking of 180 countries and territories evaluated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for press freedom in its latest annual report

Journalists hold out their microphones during an EU event in Newport, Gwent, Wales on Friday 02 September 2005. Stephen Pond/EPA

PH drops anew in press freedom rankings

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:02 PM

PH ranks 149 out of 180 countries – dropping from 147 in 2013 and 140 in 2012

Detained 'royal army' can't afford reduced bail

Apr 08, 2013 - 3:21 PM

The Public Attorney s Office files a motion the detainees can only afford P9 000 each

ROYAL ARMY: 35 suspected members of the Royal Security Force are detained at a naval base in Tawi-Tawi. File photo by Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena