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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

Maria Ressa urges journalists: Join battle vs attempts to stifle press freedom

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'The way we fight back as journalists is we shine the light. We call attention, we demand our rights,' says Maria Ressa

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa was arrested upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on March 29, 2019 for supposedly violating the anti-dummy law. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippines down 1 spot in 2019 World Press Freedom Index

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM

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.

PRESS FREEDOM. A total of 11 cases have been filed against Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.

Reporters Without Borders urges Hong Kong to renew journalist's visa

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:38 PM

'Victor Mallet's expulsion, if confirmed, would represent a further step backwards for press freedom, which has already been declining in recent years in Hong Kong,' says Cédric Alviani of Reporters Without Borders

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Egypt, which ranks in the bottom tier of the World Press Freedom Index, is set to ratify a bill that will place social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers under a government committee

CLOSE MONITORING. The Egyptian government will be gaining more power over social media accounts as a new law puts pages with over 5,000 followers under government monitoring. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFO


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Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

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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)

State of calamity in Boracay, Philippines on Villa expulsion, George RR Martin’s new book | Evening wRap

Apr 26, 2018 - 9:59 PM

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Roque claims Duterte tirades don't threaten press freedom

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, released by Reporters Without Borders, shows the Philippines dropping by 6 spots under President Rodrigo Duterte

PRESS FREEDOM. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque claims that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against media do not threaten press freedom. Malacañang file photo

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

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Apr 28, 2017 - 11:39 AM

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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

Kidnapped Indonesians, PH press, Conor McGregor | 6PM wRap

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:49 PM

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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

PH press freedom, Haiyan rehab checklist, Charlie Hebdo | 6PM wRap

Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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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

'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

World Press Freedom Day: Where the PH stands

May 03, 2014 - 8:57 AM

As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day on Saturday May 3 let s take a look at how some organizations assess the Philippine media

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

PH drops in press freedom ranking

Jan 30, 2013 - 12:23 PM

The Philippines ranks 147 out of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index