[In the news] CHR to gov’t: Address conditions pushing children to commit crimes -RAPPLER.com

CHR to gov’t: Address conditions pushing children to commit crimes The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the government to address the problems that push children to commit crimes, instead of “confining” kids as young as 9 and holding them liable. “We urge the government to address conditions that push children to such circumstances, rather…

[In the news] Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful -Rappler.com

Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful BANGKOK, Thailand – Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain’s Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe’s 66-year history. The willowy beauty is making history since…

[Statement] DOJ’s indictment of Rappler and its founder, Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns a desperate attempt to shut down one of the critical voices in Philippine journalism -HRW

DOJ’s indictment of Rappler and its founder, Maria Ressa for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns a desperate attempt to shut down one of the critical voices in Philippine journalism -HRW The move by the Philippine Department of Justice to indict Rappler and its editor and founder, Maria Ressa, for tax evasion and…

[Statement] Defend Rappler. Defend free press -PAHRA

Defend Rappler. Defend free press   The attack against the media is an affront to press freedom. The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler’s registration for allegedly violating the constitutional restrictions on ownership and control of mass media entities is a blatant effort to silence the media for its critical…

[From the web] Philippine Government Targets ‘Rappler’ for Closure Foreign Ownership Allegations Mask Vendetta Against Critical News Website -HRW

Philippine Government Targets ‘Rappler’ for Closure Foreign Ownership Allegations Mask Vendetta Against Critical News Website By Phelim Kine Deputy Director for Asia Human Rights Watch The Philippine government has ratcheted up its attack on media freedom, threatening the closure of Rappler.com. Rappler is a start-up media platform founded in 2012 that has published numerous investigative…

[Statement] FMA calls on the public to stand its ground against the creeping crackdown of the free press masked as legitimate regulation of mass media ownership

Foundation for Media Alternatives’ statement on press freedom and free speech The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) condemns all attempts to suppress press freedom in the Philippines. As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA believes that freedom of the press and of expression are fundamental to civil liberty and must be upheld especially…

[Statement] Press Freedom is Everyone’s Right #StandWithRappler -HRonlinePH.com

Press Freedom is Everyone’s Right #StandWithRappler The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) expresses alarming concern over the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to cancel the certificate of incorporation of Rappler, an online news site for allegedly violating the ownership restrictions. Media regulation is one thing. Political vengeance is another. The way the Duterte government works,…

[Statement] SEC’s revocation of Rappler’s license to operate, a move to silence critical voices, reminiscent of Martial Law -TFDP

SEC’s revocation of Rappler’s license to operate, a move to silence critical voices, reminiscent of Martial Law Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) condemns the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to revoke Rappler’s license to operate. It is an obvious and blatant move to silence those perceived to be critical of the government.…

[Statement] #BlockMarcos calls to #DefendPressFreedom

#BlockMarcos calls to #DefendPressFreedom #BlockMarcos stands with Rappler and condemns the SEC’s decision to revoke its license to operate. This is clearly an assault on the freedom of the press, as well as a shrewd attempt by the Duterte regime to silence its staunchest critics. The last time a media company was shut down, the…

[From the web] Communicating for social action -RAPPLER.com

Communicating for social action. BY VOLTAIRE TUPAZ, RAPPLER.com March 10, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – “A campaign begins with a desire to tell a story,” 23-year-old Anna Oposa emphatically told her fellow youth at the Digital Technology for Social Change forum held at the Ateneo de Naga on February 27. The room fell silent as though…

[in the news] Murder by numbers – RAPPLER.com

Murder by numbers by JP ALIPIO, RAPPLER.com January 21, 2012  BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – By far, Friday’s January 20 rally was one of the biggest in the history of Baguio. 5,000 people and not just anyone, it was everyone! Young children on strollers, artists, film makers, teachers, mothers, fathers, students, deans and chancellors, the elderly,…