EXPLAINER: How SEC’s Rappler decision is a test case for press freedom

"If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom," Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president A…

Mediamen lead ‘Black Friday’ protest at Boy Scout Circle

Dressed in black, around 350 members of the media and advocacy groups pushed through with their “Black Friday” protest in Quezon City to rally against what they claim are emerging threats to press freedom, following recent decision of the Securities an…

Eleven Journalists Killed, 46 Attacked, 27 Cases of Police Action: Report on Press Freedom 2017

New Delhi: The ‘India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ by The Hoot confirms with data what an alarming year 2017 was for journalists, including photographers and stringers, reporting from different parts of the country. Last year saw 11 journalists murdered, the …

‘Democracy has never been more alive in PH’ – Cayetano

DEMOCRACY ALIVE? Press freedom advocates stage a solidarity gathering in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked the license of Rappler, an attack against press freedom in the Philippines. Photo by Martin S…

President not behind proposal to limit protection of free speech

Media organizations and press freedom advocates have feared emerging threats to curtail right to free speech under Duterte’s watch, following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s order to terminate online news site Rappler’s license to operate. On Friday, January 19, the National Union of …

Nicolle Wallace’s Road From the White House to 30 Rock

How a former aide to George W. Bush and campaign strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run has became a somewhat unlikely TV star at MSNBC.