Dizon: ‘Maria Ressa’s award underscores one of the biggest challenges of our times’

Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa of Rappler should be an example of how press freedom must be protected at all cost. This was the statement of Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon in…

Rappler case highlights decline of press freedoms globally

AP 06/16/2020

NEW YORK — The conviction of Maria Ressa and a former Rappler reporter for libel is a blow to press freedom and comes as media watchdogs track declines in press freedoms and democratic institutions around the world.…

Manila Court finds Rappler’s Maria Ressa, writer guilty of cyber libel

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 06/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa has found Rappler’s Executive Editor and CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. guilty of violating Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act specifically…

Panelo tells INQUIRER.net, Rappler: Apologize or face libel raps

09/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Wednesday said news site INQUIRER.net and Rappler should apologize or face libel charges for allegedly maliciously imputing that he recommended granting executive clemency to convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez. Panelo…

41 journalists ask SC to lift Duterte’s coverage ban vs Rappler

Inquirer 04/30/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one journalists from different news organizations on Tuesday filed a petition for intervention asking the Supreme Court (SC) to lift President Rodrigo Duterte’s coverage ban against online news site Rappler. The petition was lodged…

GOV’T PRESSURE ON RAPPLER

MAO BA? 12/03/2018

The arrest warrant issued against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who posted bail in relation to tax evasion charges against her generated mixed online reactions. Fernando M. Mascariñas said “Kadaghan Good news lately ah…When it Rains, It Storms…”…

Rappler’s Ressa posts P60k bail after voluntary surrender

Inquirer.net 12/03/2018

Rappler chief executive officer and executive editor Maria Ressa on Monday posted bail amounting to P60,000 for her temporary liberty after a Pasig City court ordered her arrest for tax evasion. A written order issued by Pasig…

DOJ files four counts of tax raps vs Rappler

Inquirer.net 11/29/2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) tax evasion charges against online news outfit Rappler. Records from the CTA showed that the case filed was for one count of violation…

DOJ OKs tax evasion case versus Rappler

Inquirer.net 11/09/2018

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of tax evasion case against online news outfit Rappler. The DOJ’s approval came almost four months after the case was submitted for resolution. The complaint against Rappler was…

Poor premise for bashing Rappler, Vera Files

JASON BAGUIA 04/17/2018

The present dispensation’s reaction to the independent selection of Vera Files and Rappler as fact-checkers of content being circulated on Facebook is gauge of commitment to truth and healthy public discourse. The reaction indicates only a flimsy…

NBI files cyber libel case vs. Rappler

Inquirer.net 03/08/2018

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed a cyber libel case before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against executives of online news site Rappler in connection with the complaint filed by a businessman regarding an article…

Crackdown

Editorial 01/16/2018

If only to rub salt on an open wound, Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) “offered” Rappler founder Maria Ressa a job in her blog following the revocation by the Securities and…

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