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Ethics

Trivializing the reality of violent crimes

JEERS TO The Philippine Star for publishing on its front page the scantily clad photo of a transgender woman to accompany a story on her killing.

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Ethics

Reporting Mindanao: A Dangerous Place?

JEERS TO the Manila Bulletin for an irresponsible headline which generalized Mindanao as a dangerous place for travelers.

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Press Freedom

Philippines lifts ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

CMFR/Philippines – The Philippine government banned nine Hong Kong journalists from entering the Philippines for “heckling” President Benigno S. Aquino III in October 2013. In response to criticism from journalists’ groups, the government lifted the ban, declaring that “no untoward incident transpired during the President’s visit to China for the 26th APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) […]

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Ampatuan 5

Press Freedom

International concern, local indifference

IN A disturbing—and irony-ridden—demonstration of official hostility to the Constitutional guarantee of press freedom, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has prevented journalists from covering the trial of the alleged masterminds and perpetrators of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre since August this year without justification, and without even informing the media who ordered the ban.

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In Medias Res

Out of context
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Posted on 28 Oct 2014 In Medias Res

By Luis V. Teodoro

EVERY REPORTER is—or should be—familiar with the who, what, where, when, why and how of news writing. What happened, to whom, where it happened, how, why and when are the details in the news that immediately provide media readers, viewers and listeners the information they seek about the events around them. The facts are important and are the fundamentals that immediately provide media audiences answers to their questions on what happened.

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Statements

International concern, local indifference
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Posted on 23 Nov 2014 Ampatuan 5

IN A disturbing—and irony-ridden—demonstration of official hostility to the Constitutional guarantee of press freedom, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has prevented journalists from covering the trial of the alleged masterminds and perpetrators of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre since August this year without justification, and without even informing the media who ordered the ban.

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Media development

[MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR COVERAGE] ON THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE AMPATUAN MASSACRE: Chief Justice Sereno to Keynote Forum on Impunity
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno will keynote the Journalism Asia Forum (JAF) on November 23, 2014 organized by the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR). The event observes the fifth anniversary of the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre of November 23, 2009. The registration starts at 9 a.m. The Chief Justice will speak on […]

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Media watch

Obit
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FILIPINO BROADCASTER Raffy Marcelo died of cardiac arrest last November 15. He was 65.
FILIPINO BROADCASTER Oswaldo Gamay Sihagan died last November 8. He was 58.

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Media education

[MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR COVERAGE] ON THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE AMPATUAN MASSACRE: Chief Justice Sereno to Keynote Forum on Impunity
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno will keynote the Journalism Asia Forum (JAF) on November 23, 2014 organized by the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR). The event observes the fifth anniversary of the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre of November 23, 2009. The registration starts at 9 a.m. The Chief Justice will speak on […]

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Freedom of Information

APC to hold a forum on combating corruption and promoting competitiveness
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Join the discussion, “Two sides of a coin: A Forum on Combating Corruption and Promoting Economic Competitiveness” on July 16, 2014, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Bahia Rooftop, 14/F Intercontinental Hotel, Makati City.

Organzied by the Asian Institute of Management and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with EU-Asia Economic Governance Forum, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Ateneo School of Government, and International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance, this policy forum brings together experts, policymakers and various stakeholders in the anti-corruption effort in Asia and beyond.

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