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Freedom of Expression Declines Further Under Marcos
October 24, 2022

Freedom of Expression Declines Further Under Marcos

By Mong Palatino
As expected, the Philippines' new leader has done little to reverse his predecessor's dire track record on free speech.

Philippines’ Maria Ressa to Appeal Cyberlibel Case at Supreme Court
October 12, 2022

Philippines’ Maria Ressa to Appeal Cyberlibel Case at Supreme Court

By Sebastian Strangio
The journalist and Nobel laureate faces a number of charges relating to her pioneering work at the local news site Rappler.
Will the Marcos Government Uphold Media Freedom?
July 14, 2022

Will the Marcos Government Uphold Media Freedom?

By Mong Palatino
Judging from the recent election campaign and the new president's first two weeks in office, the signs are not good.

Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down
June 29, 2022

Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down

By Sebastian Strangio
The news site has published numerous exposes of the Duterte administration's "drug war" and other government abuses.

The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Flip-Flops and Women Holding the Line
December 30, 2021

The Philippines in 2021: Duterte’s Flip-Flops and Women Holding the Line

By Mong Palatino
The past year has reflected the tendencies and eccentricities that marked Rodrigo Duterte's first five years in power.

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
October 09, 2021

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

By Kiko Rosario, Frank Jordans, and Vanessa Gera
Ressa and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks and even murder.

Southeast Asian Journalists Recognized With International Awards
April 28, 2021

Southeast Asian Journalists Recognized With International Awards

By Sebastian Strangio
Two journalists' work encapsulates both the resilience of the region’s media, and the increasing threats to its survival.
Rappler Journalists Convicted of Libel in Chilling Verdict for Philippine Press Freedom
June 16, 2020

Rappler Journalists Convicted of Libel in Chilling Verdict for Philippine Press Freedom

By Nick Aspinwall
Domestic and international watchdogs condemned the verdict, which may put countless local journalists and internet users at risk of charges they cannot fight.

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel, Given 6-Year Term
June 15, 2020

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel, Given 6-Year Term

By Associated Press
Ressa will appeal the decision, seen by many as a major blow to press freedom in the Philippines.

Southeast Asia, the Frontline for a Free Press
May 03, 2019

Southeast Asia, the Frontline for a Free Press

By Ming Yu Hah
The battle for a free press is being fought everywhere. One of its most perilous frontlines is Southeast Asia.

Philippine Agents Arrest Award-Winning Journalist Critical of Duterte
February 14, 2019

Philippine Agents Arrest Award-Winning Journalist Critical of Duterte

By Bullit Marquez
Maria Ressa’s arrest deepened concerns about press freedom in the Southeast Asian state.
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