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Rappler shutdown a form of oppression, media profs say

Rappler shutdown a form of oppression, media profs say

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THE STATE corporate regulator’s decision to reaffirm the closure order against digital news organization Rappler is a direct form of “media repression,” journalism and communication professors said. Two days before former President Rodrigo Duterte left office, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order affirming the revocation of the certificates of incorporation of Rappler, Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) for their alleged violation of constitutional and statutory restrictions on foreign ownership in mass media. The SEC stood by its 2018 decision which found Rappler liable for allegedly violating the constitutional and statutory foreign equity restrictions in mass media. According to the corporate regulator, Rappler issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (...