Philippines press freedom: Major broadcaster denied a new license

The Philippine Congress has refused to renew the operating licence of the country’s biggest broadcaster in what rights groups are calling a dark day for press freedom. They say it is part of a broader crackdown on dissent. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Philippines press freedom: Major broadcaster denied a new license

Philippines: Parts of Manila impose two-day ‘hard lockdown’

The Philippines has imposed 48-hour lockdowns in parts of the capital to deal with a spike in new coronavirus cases. They are the most severe restrictions since measures started easing several weeks ago. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us … Read more Philippines: Parts of Manila impose two-day ‘hard lockdown’

What’s Good? A roundup of this week’s good news

A hotel made of gold dazzles visitors in Vietnam, a Belgian nursing home set up a ‘hug curtain, and iconic Jeepneys hit the road again in Manila. In a week of news, some great stuff happened. Here it is, if you missed it. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news … Read more What’s Good? A roundup of this week’s good news

Zoos under lockdown: Philippine animal activists plead for funds

Zoos under lockdown in the Philippines are pleading for donations for food and veterinary services. Animal activists say even if quarantine rules start being lifted by the end of this month, zoos are unlikely to be a priority for visitors. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Zoos under lockdown: Philippine animal activists plead for funds

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa: ‘We are going to fight back’

Maria Ressa, who runs the news website, Rappler, has been sentenced to at least six months in jail for “cyber libel”. She says she will appeal the controversial ruling. One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, Ressa has been found guilty in a case seen as a major blow to press freedom. She joins us … Read more Rappler CEO Maria Ressa: ‘We are going to fight back’

Filipino journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of libel

Maria Ressa, the head of the Philippine news website Rappler, known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte, faces up to six years in jail after being found guilty of libel by a Manila court, in what is being seen as a blow to media freedom in the country. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you … Read more Filipino journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of libel

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa of Rappler News Site Convicted of Libel

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who heads news site Rappler Inc. that’s been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was found guilty in a libel case seen as a test for press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation. A Manila court on Monday convicted Ressa, who was accused by a businessman of cyber libel for publishing an … Read more Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa of Rappler News Site Convicted of Libel

Journalist critical of Duterte found guilty of libel charges in Philippines

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte faces up to six years in jail after being found guilty of cyber libel by a Manila court on Monday in what is being seen as a test case for media freedom in the country. Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Journalist critical of Duterte found guilty of libel charges in Philippines

Filipinos stranded in capital after losing jobs amid pandemic

It has been more than two months since the Philippines government brought in coronavirus restrictions. Thousands of unemployed workers who want to return to their home provinces or their jobs overseas are stranded in the capital. Unable to earn, many of them have been forced to live on the streets. The government says it is … Read more Filipinos stranded in capital after losing jobs amid pandemic

Philippines police ‘committing abuses’ in imposing lockdown

In the Philippines, the entire island of Luzon has been on lockdown for more than two months. Thousands of police have been deployed to enforce strict quarantine rules. But activists accuse them of committing human rights violations in the process. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Philippines police ‘committing abuses’ in imposing lockdown

Philippines workers resort to bicycles amid lockdown

During the coronavirus lockdown in the Philippines capital, Manila, thousands of essential workers have resorted to bicycles – after public transport was shut. And now, as restrictions are beginning to ease, it is hoped the new two-wheel habit will stick around. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Philippines workers resort to bicycles amid lockdown

Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown

More than 2.5 million Filipinos have lost their jobs during the two-month coronavirus lockdown in the country. And millions more could be out of work by the end of the year. Some have found odd jobs to get by but others have been forced to beg for food. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. … Read more Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown

Thousands of Filipino seafarers out of work

The coronavirus pandemic is devastating to the global maritime industry. More than 20,000 Filipinos who work on ships have been repatriated while thousands more remain stranded onboard, after losing their jobs. The money that workers normally send home account for 10 percent of the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP). That has now dried up and … Read more Thousands of Filipino seafarers out of work

Global Cost of the Virus Could Reach $8.8 Trillion

The cost of the coronavirus pandemic could reach as much as $8.8 trillion, or almost 10% of global gross domestic product, depending on how long the outbreak continues and the strength of government responses, according to the Asian Development Bank. A shorter containment period of three months coupled with strong policy measures could limit the … Read more Global Cost of the Virus Could Reach $8.8 Trillion