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Rights group calls for decriminalization of libel following conviction of Filipino...

Human Rights Watch said it finds the verdict convicting Filipino journalist Frank Cimatu of cyber-libel "very concerning”

Rights group presses for ‘decriminalization’ of cyberlibel after guilty verdict on...

“Such charges are meant to harass and intimidate human rights defenders and journalists to report on the facts and ferret out the truth"

ASEAN parliamentarians slam arrest of former Philippine legislator Walden Bello

Walden Bello said his arrest was “pure political harassment and persecution”

‘Mangkukulam’ and libel

The Supreme Court stressed that the word "mangkukulam" is undoubtedly an epithet of “opprobrium”

Philippine court convicts Rappler editor Maria Ressa of cyber libel

The court ruled that Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos are guilty of cyber libel charges and sentenced to at least 6 months and one day in jail

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