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Journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested on libel charge

Veteran journalist and CEO of Rappler Maria Ressa was arrested on Wednesday (13 February) at her office, in connection with a “cyber-libel” case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng in 2017. Rappler, which has been critical of the government in Philippines, said that the charges were over an article published in 2012, updated in 2014, about Keng’s alleged ties to a …

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MPA refutes Singapore Herald’s “false online allegations” regarding the Singapore government’s role as the “chief culprit” in the Polaris-Pireaus collision

Singapore's Port and Maritime Authority (MPA) has issued a rebuttal against the "false online allegations" made by online publication Singapore Herald regarding the recent collision between Malaysian government vessel Polaris and Greek vessel Piraeus in the disputed waters off Tuas, insisting that "there is neither a ‘chief culprit’ nor an ‘arranged’ incident" as claimed by the blog. SH, formerly known as States Times Review, …

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Activist Jolovan Wham says TODAYonline’s comment about him failing to testify in court is misleading

Civil right activist Jolovan Wham said that the Facebook caption and headline that TODAYonline shared on their page on his conviction was misleading. Wham was found guilty yesterday (3 January) for illegally organising a public assembly without a police permit in 2016 and not signing a police statement. He organised an event called “Civil Disobedience and Social Movement” that featured …

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ST accused of deliberate misreporting regarding purported settlement between IPIC and 1MDB

The Straits Times was accused of deliberate misreporting regarding what it calls a "so-called settlement" between controversial state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Abu Dhabi's state-owned International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) over two separate bond offerings arranged and underwritten by global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs International six years ago worth US$3.5 bil in total. Veteran business journalist P. Gunasegaran …

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Straits Times and Channel NewsAsia limit news circulation of Leong suing PM Lee by not posting their stories on Facebook

Following the news of veteran Singaporean blogger's Leong Sze Hian defence and countersuit against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's most prominent mainstream news outlets appear to be limiting their circulation of the news as Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and The Straits Times (ST) did not share their articles regarding the issue on their Facebook pages where most of the readers would …

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Netizens rubbish the claim by TODAYonline that readers were divided on views regarding incident where cyclist got sideswiped by lorry at Pasir Ris

On 22nd December, a video of a lorry knocking over a cyclist went viral online and it triggered a fiery debate on whose mistake was it. As reported by TODAYonline, the video was originally uploaded on Roads.sg – a website that runs with user-submitted videos – and it began by showing two cyclists on the road, with one hogging the …

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IMDA throws “bombshell” at TOC’s fundraising efforts by seeking NRIC number for all its donors

After filing a police report on The Online Citizen for a case on alleged criminal defamation, the Info-communications Media Development Authority has dropped yet another "bombshell" on the independent news website this morning. In a letter to TOC, IMDA states that the publication is only allowed to receive contributions from "verified local sources for the provision, management and/or operation of …

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Filipino news site Rappler to be first recipient of international fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom

International media groups started raising fund for journalists “facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism”, and Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipient of the fund. As mentioned in Rappler's site, this project is initiated by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund (PFDF), with the International …

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