Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report

The Foundation for Media Alternatives, in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications and the CYRILLA Collaborative, is proud to share, “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report.” Developed by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, an organisation that assists civil society in the use of ICTs for empowerment, the report looks at government restrictions through laws and […]

Don’t @ Me, @ My Lawyer: The Rappler Case

Don’t @ Me, @ My Lawyer is where we dive into the legal nuances of the latest digital rights stories. Press freedom in the Philippines was put on trial in the case of Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of investigative news website, Rappler. Ressa and former Rappler writer, Reynaldo Santos Jr., were convicted of cyberlibel […]

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On Monday, former CNN journalist, Maria Ressa, was convicted of “cyber libel” by a court in the Philippines. Ressa is the CEO and executive editor of Rappler – a news website that has frequently investigated and critically reported on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has referred to the site as “fake news”. The conviction has […]