Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a “critical preventative step” ahead of the US presidential election.
Malaysia insisted Thursday it would not use decades-old laws to stop people posting videos on social media, backtracking on earlier comments that sparked concerns about worsening freedom of expression.
Media workers may be tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) every three months.
Journalists will also be prioritized for the expanded testing for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Malacañang announced Thursday.
Journalists need to “be careful” when reporting, Malacañang said as it stressed on the importance of fact-checking.
A watchdog has hailed the White House press corps as “information heroes” alongside 30 journalists, whistleblowers and media outlets struggling against the odds to get the truth out about the coronavirus pandemic.
Rappler has called the conviction of its chief executive officer, Maria Ressa, for cyber libel a “dangerous precedent” that will affect not only journalists but netizens.
Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday warned China against interfering with American journalists working in Hong Kong, in an escalating row between the two countries over press freedom and other issues.
Malacañang encouraged journalists and media workers to work from home as Metro Manila, Laguna province, and Cebu City shift to “modified” enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) tomorrow, Saturday.
Speaker Alan Cayetano grudgingly sponsored a bill granting a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN Corp.to operate until October this year but not after bitching about its journalists.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday guaranteed that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration would continue to protect the rights and freedom of the press in the Philippines.
The main union representing journalists in Britain is calling on the government to triple a tax on global tech giants to support the industry, as it faces fresh shocks from the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran suppressing details of the outbreak, activists said on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump’s fiercest spin doctor, Kellyanne Conway, got into a factual spin of her own Wednesday when she erroneously suggested that COVID-19 is the 19th version of the disease.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday about a “dangerous epidemic of misinformation” surrounding the global coronavirus outbreak.
Journalists may continue travelling within the quarantine area until March 21, according to Malacañang.
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is known for making an obscene arm gesture at journalists that is known in Portuguese as the “banana.”
Journalists accused of having links to the Communist Party of the Philippines have nothing to fear if they have done nothing wrong, Malacañang said.
Authorities should spare journalist from any involvement in documenting drug cases and participating in subsequent court hearings, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said.
Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. on Friday filed a House resolution commending Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes for bravery in her decision to convict two powerful leaders of the Ampatuan clan for the murder of 57 people, including 32 journalists.
A Philippine court Thursday jailed 43 people — including key leaders of a powerful Muslim political clan — after finding them guilty in the trial of the 2009 mass killing of 58 people, including 32 journalists and media workers.
At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said Wednesday.
More than 200 killings of journalists are unsolved in 13 countries cited by a media watchdog group for enabling “impunity” for the crimes.