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LOOK: Jodi Sta. Maria experiences island life in Mozambique

LOOK: Jodi Sta. Maria experiences island life in Mozambique.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 1 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

NBI to probe conduct of its operatives in Ressa’s arrest

MANILA, Philippines --- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday it will investigate the conduct of some of its personnel during the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa in the online news website's office in Pasig City. In a memorandum dated February 18, 2019, NBI Director Dante Gierran informed Justice Undersecretary Adrian Sugay that the Internal Affairs Division was directed to look into the conduct of certain NBI operatives when the arrest warrant was served last February 13. READ: Rappler's Maria Ressa arrested for cyberlibel "Rest assured that we will take this matter with utmost objectivity and fairness," Gierran said. Ressa was arre...Keep on reading: NBI to probe conduct of its operatives in Ressa’s arrest.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 1 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

UNHCR weighs in on Ressa& rsquo;s arrest

UNHCR weighs in on Ressa& rsquo;s arrest.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News4 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

PCOO in Europe to explain Ressa s arrest

PCOO in Europe to explain Ressa s arrest.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: Gossip6 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

The curious case of libel

Is it really surprising that all – if not most – journalists are wrapped up in the current libel case being filed against Maria Ressa?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News7 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Philippine journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest causes outcry

Philippine journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest causes outcry NBC News Maria Ressa, the head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte w.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News10 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Arrested Philippine journalist says Duterte has weaponized the law against her

Arrested Philippine journalist says Duterte has 'weaponized' the law against her CBC.ca One day after Maria Ressa was released on bail, she told As It Happens she has no intention of backing.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News10 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Senators question use of PCOO caravan in Europe to explain Maria Ressa arrest

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Why use a government information drive to defend the government's stance on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa's arrest? Two lawmakers questioned the Press Freedom Caravan of the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) in Europe, which Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar had said would be used to explain Ressa's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News13 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

U.N. rights office: Maria Ressa arrest latest in ‘pattern of intimidation’ vs Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News13 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

Panelo says he’s in favor of decriminalizing libel

MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Monday that he is in favor of decriminalizing libel. Panelo made the remark in light of the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for a cyberlibel case. "Personally, kung ako lang ha, personal not the Palace's view, sa akin puwede na iyong civil suit (Personally, if it's only up to me --- not the Palace view --- I think a civil suit will do)," Panelo said. He pointed out that some members of the media prefer libel to remain a crime as a means to check the abuses of the press. He cited the opinion of former TV journalist and now senatorial candidate Jiggy Manicad who that libel should rem...Keep on reading: Panelo says he’s in favor of decriminalizing libel.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 15 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

PCOO in Europe to explain Ressa s case

PCOO in Europe to explain Ressa s case.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: Gossip18 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Cyber libel doesn’t exist

MindaNews/February 18, 2019 – The arrest of Rappler executive Maria Ressa for cyber libel charges has triggered a heated debate on whether the Philippine press is under attack under the present administration. Inevitably, it has revived discussions on the utility and place of libel in a supposedly liberal democracy such as ours. However, in the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News19 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

UN rapporteur includes De Lima, Sereno, Ressa in report on rights defenders

A United Nations special rapporteur raised concern over the situation of Filipina human rights defenders, such as Sen. Leila de Lima, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News21 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

Ressa’s Libel Case Not Isolated, PTFoMS Asserts

The libel case filed against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa is not an isolated one, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said, insisting that press freedom is “alive and well” in the Philippines. PTFoMs also belied the claim that Ressa’s arrest is an “attack on press freedom”, noting that other journalists have […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

UN prober: De Lima, Sereno, Ressa rights defenders under threat

MANILA, Philippines --- A United Nations (UN) special rapporteur named Senator Leila De Lima, Maria Lourdes Sereno and Rappler's chief executive Maria Ressa as women human rights defenders under threat.   In a report submitted to the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur Michel Forst reviewed the situation of women human rights defenders.   "Women leaders who represent their groups and speak out on issues tend to be targeted for their visibility -- not only to silence them but also to discourage broader dissent," Forst wrote in the 20-page UN report.   De Lima, Sereno and Ressa, all of whom have spoken critically of President...Keep on reading: UN prober: De Lima, Sereno, Ressa rights defenders under threat.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 18th, 2019Related News

DOJ pooh-poohs Ressa threat

DOJ pooh-poohs Ressa threat.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

PPF condemns cyber-libel charges against Rappler journalist

PAKISTAN Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines has expressed concern overthe cyber-libel charges against Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler and chairperson of the Indonesian Women’s Journalists Forum (FJPI). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the intimidation of journalists in Philippines and arrest of Maria […] The post PPF condemns cyber-libel charges against Rappler journalist appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Cyber libel

As that statement from the National Press Club and several published commentaries indicate, members of the Philippine media are conflicted over the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for cyber libel......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

What we lost fighting over

Once again many members of media and those claiming to be supportive of media and Freedom of the Press are making their views heard and read in defense of Journalist Maria Ressa or in defense of President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Freedom of the press is not the issue in the Maria Ressa story

We are being deluged with the “Maria Ressa and her press freedom story” in social media......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News