Maria Ressa, founder of Filipino independent media site Rappler, found guilty in cyber libel trial
Veteran journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of Filipino independent news site Rappler, was found guilty on Monday of cyber libel charges by a Manila court. She faces up to six years in prison. Critics
The cyber libel trial against independent news startup Rappler’s CEO and one of its former writers starts in Manila
The cyber libel trial against Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of independent media startup Rappler, started today in Manila, in a case that will be closely watched because of its implication
Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens raises Series C for its international growth plans
The News Lens launched in 2013 as an independent news site for Taiwanese readers disenchanted with the country’s tabloid-ridden media. Now it has 9 million monthly unique readers, offices in Taipei
The News Lens takes a big step for Asian indie media with its first acquisition
Founded four years ago to reach millennials disenchanted with Taiwan's scandal-obsessed media, The News Lens is growing up fast. The Taipei-based company announced it has agreed to buy Inside, one of
Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin
Taiwanese digital media startup The News Lens launched only four years ago, but it quickly became one of the country’s most prolific news sources by leveraging social media to reach younger viewers.
The News Lens raises Series B to challenge Asia’s traditional media companies
The News Lens, an online journalism startup that aims to be the voice of reason in Asia’s raucous media landscape, will focus on creating more original video content after landing a Series B round.
Taiwan-Based Media Startup The News Lens Raises Series A To Grow Its Global Viewership
The News Lens, an independent news site based in Taipei, has scooped up its series A. The exact amount of the funding was undisclosed, but the startup tells TechCrunch it was between $1 million to $2
How Independent Media Around The World Can Flourish
Independent media has historically faced an uphill slog. Before the Internet, organizations had to deal with printing costs and very limited distribution networks. Web 2.0 gave them new outlets, but d