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Rappler fights to survive amid rising threats to journalists in the Philippines

April 3, 2018 12:42 PM ET

On January 15, the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that online news group Rappler had violated laws barring foreign ownership and control of local media, and moved to revoke its registration....

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Philippines bans Rappler reporters from presidential palace

February 21, 2018 11:30 AM ET

Bangkok, February 21, 2018 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Philippine government's decision to ban the news website Rappler from covering official presidential events, and calls for an immediate end to all government harassment of the independent online publication....

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Philippines threatens further legal action against Rappler

January 16, 2018 11:42 AM ET

Bangkok, January 16, 2018--The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission's order yesterday to revoke the registration of news website Rappler represents a clear and immediate danger to press freedom in the Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippines revokes registration of news website Rappler

January 15, 2018 10:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an order by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the certificate of incorporation of the critical news website Rappler, which effectively required it to close down....

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Getting Away with Murder

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2017 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free...

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Reporter shot and killed in the Philippines

August 7, 2017 12:31 PM ET

Bangkok, August 7, 2017--A Filipino journalist was shot and killed today while riding a motorcycle in the town of President Quirino, on the southern island of Mindanao, news reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the killing and called on Philippine authorities to identify the assailants and swiftly...

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Philippine radio commentator critically wounded in shooting

July 28, 2017 12:17 PM ET

Bangkok, July 28, 2017--Philippine authorities should thoroughly investigate the shooting of radio commentator Julito Orillaneda, which left the journalist seriously wounded, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Newspaper columnist murdered in the Philippines

March 13, 2017 12:50 PM ET

Bangkok, March 13, 2017--Philippine police and prosecutors should credibly investigate today's murder of newspaper columnist Joaquin Briones and should swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ex-police official admits role in Filipino radio journalist's murder

February 21, 2017 10:34 AM ET

Bangkok, February 21, 2017--Former Philippine policeman Arturo Lascanas in a news conference yesterday acknowledged his role in the September 2003 assassination of radio journalist Juan "Jun" Pala, a crime he claimed was ordered and paid for by then Davao City mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte....

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Newspaper publisher shot and killed in Philippines

December 21, 2016 10:34 AM ET

Bangkok, December 21, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Philippines to establish the motive behind the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice....

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