Rappler Registration Revoked in Manila

In a blow to press freedom, Philippine officials have revoked the corporate registration of Rappler, one of that nation's leading online news sites. The innovative and hard-hitting Rappler has gained worldwide attention for exposing the extent of extra-judicial killings under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. Citing "foreign ownership" by the US-based Omidyar Network, the move by officials evokes memories of anti-media attacks during the Marcos Regime of a generation ago.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: January 15, 2018

Waseda Hosts Asian Muckrakers in Tokyo

Japan's Waseda University hosts an international symposium on investigative journalism this June 4. “Investigative Journalism in Asia: Perspectives and Prospects" will feature representatives of four nonprofit newsrooms from Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. Among the topics: investigative projects, sustainable models, and cross-border partnerships. Organized by Waseda University’s Institute for Journalism/Waseda Chronicle and the Committee to Protect Journalists in cooperation with GIJN.

Source: Waseda Chronicle

Posted on: May 23, 2017