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Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise
July 28, 2020

Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president threatened to shut down major telecom operators and said Beijing was “in possession” of the South China Sea.

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network
July 10, 2020

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network

By Associated Press
ABS-CBN stopped broadcasting in May. The rejection of its license renewal request this week takes it off the air for good.
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.

Fears of Press Freedom Crackdown After Philippines Orders Largest Broadcaster Off Air
May 07, 2020

Fears of Press Freedom Crackdown After Philippines Orders Largest Broadcaster Off Air

By Nick Aspinwall
ABS-CBN, which had repeatedly drawn the ire of Rodrigo Duterte, was forced to stop broadcasting on Tuesday, leading to allegations of a political hit job.

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network To Shut Down
May 05, 2020

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network To Shut Down

By Associated Press
ABS-CBN, often critical of President Duterte, was ordered to stop operating after its 25-year congressional franchise ended Monday.

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.

Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
September 24, 2018

Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
The lack of justice in the Maguindanao Massacre underscores Duterte's contempt for journalists.
Duterte's China Convergence Continues
April 13, 2018

Duterte's China Convergence Continues

By Shannon Tiezzi
In China, the Philippine leader advances cooperation in the economic, defense, and media sectors.

Why Is Duterte Trying to Ban Rappler?
January 18, 2018

Why Is Duterte Trying to Ban Rappler?

By Tom Smith
The Philippines’ Duterte turns on the media that helped elect him.

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