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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 Philippine Government’s Distrust of Fact-Checkers
March 07, 2022

The Philippine Government’s Distrust of Fact-Checkers

By Mong Palatino
Fact-checkers are a vital bulwark against the wave of election-related misinformation. But such efforts are coming under attack.

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 Government Asks Court to Shut Down Largest TV Network
February 10, 2020

Philippine Government Asks Court to Shut Down Largest TV Network

By Associated Press
The move has been criticized as another attempt to muzzle the media.
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.

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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