Rappler Talk: Why decriminalize libel?

Rappler Talk: Why decriminalize libel?

In July 2022 data gathered by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, 56 journalists were sued for libel – 10 of them for cyber libel MANILA, Philippines – On December 13, opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros filed a bill that seeks to decriminalize libel....
Cagayan de Oro journalists hail acquittal of Rappler

Cagayan de Oro journalists hail acquittal of Rappler

Cagayan de Oro journalists say the acquittal serves as a reminder that the media should be able to operate without fear of repression or censorship CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Journalists in Cagayan de Oro hailed the latest legal victory of embattled online news...
Rappler tax case victory ‘a win for journalists’

Rappler tax case victory ‘a win for journalists’

MANILA, Philippines – Press freedom advocates from the Philippines and around the world celebrated the acquittal of Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, chief executive officer of Rappler, and Rappler Holdings Corporation by the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on Wednesday, January...