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Trailer for 'A Thousand Cuts' Doc About Propaganda in the Philippines

"We demanded the government be held accountable." PBS Distribution has released the first official trailer for a powerful new documentary titled A Thousand Cuts, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film examines how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation by following one journalist trying to call out the truth. This looks like a frightening horror film about how propaganda on the internet is being used very effectively...
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Majority of Filipinos support license renewal for embattled ABS-CBN: poll

Three out of four Filipinos wanted Philippine lawmakers to renew a 25-year license for the country's top broadcaster, a survey by a private pollster showed late on Saturday, a day after Congress rejected ABS-CBN Corp's bid to have it renewed. Critics saw the rejection as part of a political vendetta by President Rodrigo Duterte's allies in Congress after the media conglomerate angered him for its failure to air some of his paid 2016 election campaign commercials. A legislative committee over...
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Media Freedom Suffers as Philippines’ ABS-CBN Loses Bid to Regain Franchise

ABS-CBN, long the leading broadcaster in The Philippines, was Friday denied a bid to win a new franchise. The company had been forced off air in May in what many critics saw as a move to silence critics of the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte. Since the abrupt decision in May, two of ABS-CBN’s digital channels […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Philippines, CBN, Rodrigo Duterte, ABS-CBN, Media Freedom Suffers as Philippines


Philippine lawmakers vote for shutdown of top broadcaster

ABS-CBN denied licence after repeatedly clashing with President Rodrigo DuterteLawmakers in the Philippines have voted against the renewal of a 25-year franchise for the nation’s biggest broadcaster, ABS-CBN, ensuring a media conglomerate that has clashed with the country’s firebrand president stays off the air indefinitely.A legislative committee overwhelmingly supported a house working group’s assessment that ABS-CBN was “undeserving of the grant of legislative franchise”, a decision likely to...
Tags: Media, Censorship, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Press freedom, CBN, Rodrigo Duterte, Rodrigo DuterteLawmakers


Philippine lawmakers near vote on fate of network that clashed with Duterte

Philippine lawmakers concluded a hearing on Thursday on the license renewal of top broadcaster ABS-CBN, paving the way for a critical vote on whether a major media group that angered President Rodrigo Duterte should be allowed back on air. The telecom regulator ordered ABS-CBN and its 21 radio and 38 television stations to cease operations on May 5, after the lower house failed to conclude hearings on renewing its 25-year license before it expired. ABS-CBN's fate rests with one committee that ...
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Duterte's anti-terror law a dark new chapter for Philippines, experts warn

Legal challenges mount against new law, which allows warrantless arrests and could affect delivery of coronavirus aidAn anti-terrorism law that grants sweeping powers to president Rodrigo Duterte’s government is facing mounting legal challenges, as rights groups warn the legislation signals a new, dark chapter for the Philippines.The act, which lawyers say uses a vague and overly broad definition of terrorism, permits warrantless arrests and allows authorities to hold individuals for weeks witho...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Coronavirus outbreak


Duterte's anti-terrorism law challenged in Philippines' top court

Critics of a new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines called on the country's highest court Monday to suspend the legislation, arguing it threatens human rights and freedom of speech. The law approved by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gives the security forces sweeping powers to go after terrorists, but critics fear it could be used to stifle dissent and target government opponents. It also allows for suspects to be detained for up to 24 days without charge and scraps heavy fines for law...
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The Latest: India overtakes Russia, now 3rd in virus cases

NEW DELHI — India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus after reporting 24,248 new cases Monday.India has now confirmed 697,413 cases, including 19,693 deaths. Russia has 680,283 cases.The U.S. has had the most cases, with nearly 2.9 million. Brazil is second, with over 1.6 million.Indian authorities late Sunday withdrew a planned reopening of the famed Taj Mahal monument after new cases were detected in the area. India’s Culture Ministry had decided t...
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Asia Today: Australian state's cases spike, borders to shut

MELBOURNE, Australia — The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria recorded a death and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities prepare to close its border with New South Wales.The death of a man in his 90s brings the national death toll from COVID-19 to 105.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said of the 127 new cases, 53 were among 3,000 people who have been confined by police to their apartments in nine public housing blocks since Saturday.Australia’s Acting C...
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Duterte pleads for calm after police fatally shoot troops

The Philippine president flew to the country’s volatile south on Friday to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers, in violence the army chief called “a rubout.” President Rodrigo Duterte pledged an impartial government investigation of Monday’s violence in southern Jolo town and promised in a late-night address to military commanders, including army generals, that anyone found guilty will be punished. Duterte ask...
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‘War on drugs’ blamed for deaths of at least 122 children in Philippines

Activists claim young people are deliberately targeted and call for UN to investigate human rights record of Duterte regimeAt least 122 children, including a one-year-old, have been killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” in the Philippines, according to a report that concluded some children have been deliberately shot at and targeted as proxies.The study, by the World Organisation Against Torture, adds to growing calls for the UN human rights council to establish an independent...
Tags: Human Rights, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Global development, Drugs trade, Un, UN Human Rights Council, Rodrigo Duterte, World Organisation Against Torture


Philippines keeps partial restrictions in the capital to fight virus

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday kept partial restrictions in the capital for another two weeks as he tries to contain the spread of the new coronavirus while reducing the pandemic's economic damage. More than 19,000 new cases of the new coronavirus have been recorded since Duterte eased one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the capital Manila from June 1 to breathe some life back into the economy. The Philippines, which before the pandemic was ...
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To Keep Trump From Violating Its Rules...Facebook Rewrote the Rules

"Starting in 2015 Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook rewrote their rules in order to not sanction then-candidate Donald Trump," writes Rick Zeman (Slashdot reader #15,628) — citing a new investigation by the Washington Post. (Also available here.) After Trump's infamous "the shooting starts" post, Facebook deputies contacted the White House "with an urgent plea to tweak the language of the post or simply delete it," the article reveals, after which Trump himself called Mark Zuckerberg. (The article ...
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Maria Ressa Film ‘A Thousand Cuts’ Wins Top Prize at New Zealand’s Doc Edge Festival

“A Thousand Cuts,” a film that chronicles how Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation, was Friday named the best international feature at New Zealand’s Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival. The festival is being held online only due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. In an unforeseen real-world twist, earlier […]
Tags: Asia, News, Awards, Global, Philippines, Festivals, New Zealand, Rodrigo Duterte, Maria Ressa, A Thousand Cuts, Doc Edge


The Guardian view on the Philippines and Maria Ressa: an attack on democracy | Editorial

The conviction of the veteran journalist is a frightening indication of the country’s direction under Rodrigo DuterteThe persecution of the courageous journalist Maria Ressa in the Philippines should not only horrify her compatriots and her counterparts elsewhere. The conviction of Ms Ressa and a former colleague for cyberlibel this week, which could see them serve up to six years in prison, is designed to chill the media. But it should reverberate throughout her nation and more widely, because ...
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Analysis: Duterte's war on the press in the Philippines could provide a model for Hong Kong and beyond

Shortly after his election in 2016, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was asked about the murder of a crime reporter in Manila. His answer shocked a press corp that was already used to bizarre outbursts from the country's new leader.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Philippines, Stories, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte


Maria Ressa: Rappler editor found guilty of cyber-libel charges in Philippines

Case against editor of influential news website - who faces up to six years in prison - condemned as ‘a sinister action’One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists is facing up to six years in prison after she was found guilty of “cyber-libel” charges, a verdict condemned as setting “an extraordinarily damaging precedent” for press freedoms.The ruling against Maria Ressa was issued by a court in Manila, where only a limited number of attendees were permitted as part of coronavirus prevent...
Tags: Media, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Press freedom, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Maria Ressa, Ressa, Reynaldo Santos Jr


Journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of 'cyberlibel' in Philippines

Union says verdict against Rappler editor and a writer ‘kills freedom of speech’One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists is facing up to six years in prison after she was found guilty of “cyberlibel” charges, a verdict condemned as setting “an extraordinarily damaging precedent” for press freedoms.The ruling against Maria Ressa was issued by a court in Manila, where attendance was limited due to coronavirus prevention measures. The news website Rappler, Ressa, its executive editor, and...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Rappler, Maria Ressa, Reynaldo Santos Jr


Journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of 'cyber-libel' in Philippines

Union says verdict against Rappler editor and a writer ‘kills freedom of speech’One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists is facing up to six years in prison after she was found guilty of “cyber-libel” charges, a verdict condemned as setting “an extraordinarily damaging precedent” for press freedoms.The ruling against Maria Ressa was issued by a court in Manila, where attendance was limited due to coronavirus prevention measures. The news website Rappler, Ressa, its executive editor, an...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Rappler, Maria Ressa, Reynaldo Santos Jr


Maria Ressa, founder of Filipino independent media site Rappler, found guilty in cyber libel trial

Veteran journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of Filipino independent news site Rappler, was found guilty on Monday of cyber libel charges by a Manila court. She faces up to six years in prison. Critics of the charges, which include prominent human rights and press freedom advocates, say charges filed against Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr, a former Rappler researcher and editor, demonstrate how the government is cracking down on media freedom and the independent press in the Philippines. Afte...
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Filipino Journalist Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel

The conviction of Ms. Ressa, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and his violent drug war, is the latest blow to press freedoms in the country.
Tags: News, Philippines, Maria, Rodrigo, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Politics And Government, News and News Media, Rappler, Maria Ressa, Ressa


Leading Philippine journalist found guilty in controversial cyber libel trial

One of the Philippines most prominent journalists has been found guilty of cyber libel charges, in a verdict widely viewed as a test of press freedoms and attempt to silence government critics. The ruling, which can be appealed, could lead to six years in prison for Maria Ressa, the editor of Rappler, one of the country’s most influential news sites, which has reported extensively on the brutal realities of a drugs war waged by Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president. The verdict was issued by...
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Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was convicted of libel on Monday and faces a lengthy jail term in what is being seen as a blow to media freedom in the country. Maria Ressa, chief executive of Rappler (www.rappler.com) and a former CNN journalist, was charged with "cyber libel" over a 2012 article that linked a businessman to illegal activities. "Freedom of the press is the foundation of every single right you have as a Filipino ci...
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Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel

The conviction of Ms. Ressa, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the latest blow to press freedoms in the country.
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Maria Ressa: Rappler editor found guilty of cyber libel charges in Philippines

Case against editor of influential news website has been condemned as part of a ‘pattern of intimidation’One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, has been found guilty of cyber libel charges, a verdict that could lead to seven years in prison and is likely to be viewed as a major set back for democratic rights in the country.The verdict was issued by Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa in a Manila court on Monday, where just a limited number of attendees were permitted as part...
Tags: Media, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Press freedom, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Maria Ressa, Ressa, Reynaldo Santos Jr, Rainelda Estacio Montesa


Trial of journalists to deliver 'existential moment' in Philippines

Editor of news website Rappler could face prison if convicted under ‘cyber libel’ lawA verdict will be issued on Monday following the controversial trial of one of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, in a case widely condemned as an attack on press freedom under Rodrigo Duterte.A court in Manila will issue a verdict on Rappler, one of the country’s most influential news websites, its editor, Maria Ressa, and former researcher and writer Reynaldo Santos Jr on Monday. Ressa, who was arres...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Rappler, Maria Ressa, Ressa, Reynaldo Santos Jr


IBM wins praise for halting sales of its facial recognition tech, but experts say it may have left itself a loophole

IBM announced on Monday it would stop selling "general purpose IBM facial recognition or analysis software" and called for a "national dialogue" around the issue of whether facial recognition software should be used by law enforcement. The increasing use of facial recognition by law enforcement and government agencies both in the US and more widely has prompted concerns around privacy, discrimination, and misidentification. A researcher who specializes in IBM at Privacy International told Busi...
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Philippines war on drugs may have killed tens of thousands, says UN

Report says crackdown appears to have resulted in systematic extrajudicial killingsTens of thousands of people may have been killed during Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, according to a damning UN report that warns of “impunity” and calls for an independent investigation into abuses.The anti-narcotics crackdown in the Philippines, launched by the president after he won the 2016 election on a promise to rid the country of drugs, appears to have resulted in “widespread and syste...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Un, Rodrigo Duterte


Philippine Dissenters May Face Terrorist Designation

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign legislation defining terrorism so broadly that critics of the government could easily be detained without charge.
Tags: News, Social Media, Philippines, Police Brutality, Freedom Of The Press, Rodrigo, Murders, Michelle, United Nations Human Rights Council, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Marcos, Bachelet, Law and Legislation, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Martial Law


Philippines police may have killed tens of thousands with 'near impunity' in drug war – UN

Campaign of encouragement by high-level officials may have been seen by police as ‘permission to kill’, says damning reportTens of thousands of people may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 in the Philippines, amid “near impunity” for police and incitement to violence by top officials, the United Nations said on Thursday.The drugs crackdown, launched by President Rodrigo Duterte after winning election on a platform of crushing crime, has been marked by police orders and high-lev...
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