10 Thoughts on Press Freedom That Are Actually Just About Freedom

When you're confused if it's 2018 or 1972.

 

(SPOT.ph) The Securities and Exchange Commission, on January 15, announced the revocation of Rappler's certificate of incorporation. It's been alleged that the online media outlet has violated the Constitutional provision on foreign ownership of mass media. Rappler denied the agency's claim, stating that "Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) do not indicate ownership. This means our foreign investors, Omidyar Network and North Base Media, do not own Rappler." 

 

It didn't take long for folks online to criticize the move, showing support for the news site with hashtags and quotes about press freedom:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEO and Editor-in-Chief Maria Ressa stresses that the revocation doesn't mean Rappler is shutting down, saying, "What we will do is to prepare a fight. Our lawyers are preparing our next step. But it’s business as usual." 

 

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