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Philippine Radio Anchor Killed While on Facebook Livestream

Philippine Radio Anchor Killed While on Facebook Livestream

By Jim Gomez
Juan Jumalon’s murder reaffirmed the Philippines’ status as one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the world.

Philippine Court Tosses Final Tax Charge Against Nobel Laureate

Philippine Court Tosses Final Tax Charge Against Nobel Laureate

By Sebastian Strangio
Maria Ressa and her publication Rappler have once again scored a legal victory against charges brought under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine Court Clears Nobel Winner Maria Ressa of Tax Evasion

Philippine Court Clears Nobel Winner Maria Ressa of Tax Evasion

By Sebastian Strangio
The four charges were filed against Ressa and her news site Rappler by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration in 2018.

Media Watchdog Nominates Southeast Asian Journalists for Annual Prize

Media Watchdog Nominates Southeast Asian Journalists for Annual Prize

By Sebastian Strangio
Han Thar Nyein of Myanmar and Lady Ann Salem of the Philippines have been shortlisted for their efforts to hold corrupt and repressive governments to account.

Freedom of Expression Declines Further Under Marcos

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

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.

Philippine Radio Commentator and Marcos Critic Shot Dead

Philippine Radio Commentator and Marcos Critic Shot Dead

By Sebastian Strangio
The killing of Percival Mabasa underscored the country's status as one of the world's most perilous for journalists.
Will the Marcos Government Uphold Media Freedom?

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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