Maria Ressa
Court verdict against Rappler is an ominous sign for press freedom in Philippines

The Philippines Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s conviction on “cyber libel” against journalist Maria Ressa and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. Journalists’ groups say the grounds on which they were charged and the nature of prosecution are dangerous for press freedom

Daily Round-up | Colombia’s Truth Commission releases final report & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories from the Truth Commission in Colombia, the death of migrants in the US, the trial of Palestinian youth Ahmed Manasra, and the action against Filipino news outlet Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte administration orders the shutting down of news portal Rappler

The securities regulator in Philippines has ordered a shutdown of one of the country’s prominent online news websites, Rappler, in the last days of the Duterte administration

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Journalist Maria Ressa convicted of libel, blow to press freedom in Philippines

Ressa, along with her colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr., were charged of ‘cyber libel’ under a contentious 2012 law by a multimillionaire businessman

Duterte’s exit from ICC a bid to escape probe on drug war?

The International Criminal Court had initiated an investigation into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has led to thousands of deaths, mainly at the hands of vigilantes

Journalist’s arrest highlights Duterte’s war against dissent in the Philippines

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has waged a relentless war against all those who have criticized him or pose a challenge to him. Despite his attacks, or precisely because of these and his crimes, opposition to Duterte is growing

Following massive international pressure, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is released on bail

Maria Ressa, editor of the website, Rappler, was arrested in connection with a case of libel under a draconian anti-cybercrime law. The offending article was however published months before the law even took effect