Asking the right questions

CHEERS TO Rappler for raising possible issues of conflict of interest and the possible violation of the public official’s code of conduct when Sen. Chiz Escudero married celebrity Heart Evangelista in a “lavish” ceremony followed by a posh reception.

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Revealing the hidden faces of conflict

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for re-unmasking the horrors in conflict-ravaged areas, among them women forced into prostitution and entire communities displaced.

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Pacquaio’s other 'sideline'

CHEERS TO the Philippine press for being consistently on the lookout for boxing champ and politician Manny Pacquiao’s physical presence — or the lack thereof — during House of Representatives sessions.

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Unethical and inflammatory

JEERS TO several news organizations for in effect glorifying violence, pandering to anti- Muslim sentiments, and being grossly insensitive to the already grief stricken families of those killed in the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash when they published screengrab photos and/or aired footage from a gory vid

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Chronicle

THE METROBANK Foundation, Inc. and the Probe Media Foundation, Inc. are inviting Filipino journalists from print, broadcast, and online media to join the 2015 Search for Journalists of the Year.

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Obit

AMERICAN JOURNALIST Bob Simon passed away last February 11. He was 73.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Blocktimer killed in Bohol; 146th since 1986 if work-related

CMFR/Philippines – A radio blocktimer was shot by an unidentified man and later died in hospital in Tagbilaran City, Bohol province on 14 February 2015 in another lethal attack on a journalist. Bohol is 983 kilometers south of Manila.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Philippines ranked 141st in 2015 World Press Freedom Index

Although up eight places from its 2014 ranking, the Philippines continues to be among those countries with “very difficult” press situations in the world, according to the Paris-based press freedom watch group Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF- Reporters Without Borders).

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Tackling the economy

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for devoting a full page on the economy and measures the Philippines should undertake, including tax reforms, to achieve inclusive growth.

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Out of the past: 'Newshen'

JEERS TO those Philippine newspapers that continue to use outdated, sexist terms such as “newshen” when referring to female journalists.

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Ethics

Asking the right questions

CHEERS TO Rappler for raising possible issues of conflict of interest and the possible violation of the public official’s code of conduct when Sen. Chiz Escudero married celebrity Heart Evangelista in a “lavish” ceremony followed by a posh reception.

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Ethics_200X200

Ethics

Revealing the hidden faces of conflict

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for re-unmasking the horrors in conflict-ravaged areas, among them women forced into prostitution and entire communities displaced.

Read More


Two arrested for killing of reporter

Press Freedom

Blocktimer killed in Bohol; 146th since 1986 if work-related

CMFR/Philippines – A radio blocktimer was shot by an unidentified man and later died in hospital in Tagbilaran City, Bohol province on 14 February 2015 in another lethal attack on a journalist. Bohol is 983 kilometers south of Manila.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Press Freedom

Philippines ranked 141st in 2015 World Press Freedom Index

Although up eight places from its 2014 ranking, the Philippines continues to be among those countries with “very difficult” press situations in the world, according to the Paris-based press freedom watch group Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF- Reporters Without Borders).

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In Medias Res

Ending impunity is a state responsibility
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Posted on 1 Dec 2014 In Medias Res

By Luis V. Teodoro

“BIZARRE” WAS how an American journalist, who’s in the Philippines to write an article on the killing of journalists, described what he’s finding out, among them:

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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

Chronicle
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Posted on 20 Feb 2015 Media Development Thumbnail_200

THE METROBANK Foundation, Inc. and the Probe Media Foundation, Inc. are inviting Filipino journalists from print, broadcast, and online media to join the 2015 Search for Journalists of the Year.

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Media watch

Obit
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Posted on 20 Feb 2015 Media Watch Thumbnail_New

AMERICAN JOURNALIST Bob Simon passed away last February 11. He was 73.

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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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Posted on 9 Jul 2014 CMFR-Thumbnail

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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Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility