Radio broadcaster shot dead in Misamis Occidental four years after assassination attempt

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Misamis Occidental four years after assassination attempt

CMFR/Philippines – Four years after surviving an assassination attempt, a radio broadcaster was shot dead in front of a shopping center in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental province on 27 August 2015.

MindaNews Received Award of Distinction and Joseph Morong named Marshall McLuhan Fellow of 2015

MindaNews Received Award of Distinction and Joseph Morong named Marshall McLuhan Fellow of 2015

IN a presentation ceremony held at the SGV Hall of the AIM Conference Center in Makati City, the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) gave MindaNews the Award of Distinction and, with the Embassy of Canada in Manila, named Joseph Morong the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Fellow August 27 in a presentation ceremony.

Supreme Court Ruling on Enrile Bail: Beyond Humanitarian Grounds

Supreme Court Ruling on Enrile Bail: Beyond Humanitarian Grounds

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Rappler.com for their analyses of the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling on Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s petition for bail.

Broadcaster files for leave of absence following church controversy, attacks on café (UPDATED)

Broadcaster files for leave of absence following church controversy, attacks on café (UPDATED)

CMFR/Philippines – Citing “conflict of interest” due to the on-going controversy surrounding the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), ABS-CBN 2 broadcaster Anthony Taberna filed for a leave of absence and announced the decision on his Instagram account last Sunday, 30 August 2015.

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Chronicle

Climate Change Fellowship, Agri Journalism Awards

Obit

Obit

Sports journalist, editor and author Randy Moore died Friday, August 21. He was 63; Australian Rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson, whose career was “built on accuracy and the unsensational presentation of news,” died Monday, August 24. He was 85.

Suspect in killing of radio broadcaster in Surigao del Sur arrested after six years

Suspect in killing of radio broadcaster in Surigao del Sur arrested after six years

MEMBERS OF the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested on 18 August 2015 the suspect in the killing of a provincial radio broadcaster in Caloocan City, Metro Manila.

#JVOJS2015: MindaNews received Award of Distinction and Joseph Morong of GMA Network, Inc. named Marshall McLuhan Fellow of 2015

#JVOJS2015: MindaNews received Award of Distinction and Joseph Morong of GMA Network, Inc. named Marshall McLuhan Fellow of 2015

The CMFR gave MindaNews the Award of Distinction and the Embassy of Canada presented the plaque for the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Fellow to Joseph Morong of GMA Network, Inc.

Second journalist killed in a week

Second journalist killed in a week

Another media practitioner was shot dead in the province of Sorsogon on 19 August 2015, a day after the killing of a newspaper publisher in the southern Philippine city of Tagum, Davao del Norte.

Panelists for the 2015 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar will discuss peace in Mindanao, corruption and 2016 elections

Panelists for the 2015 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar will discuss peace in Mindanao, corruption and 2016 elections

SEVEN JOURNALISTS from online, print and television will give their views on the coverage of the issues of peace in Mindanao and the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Elections and Corruption as panelists in the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar to be held on Thursday August 27, 2015 at the SGV Hall of the AIM Conference Center Manila (Benavidez corner Traisierra Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City). Organized by the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR), the annual event serves as a memorial for the late Jaime V. Ongpin for his work as a press freedom advocate against the Marcos regime in the early eighties. CMFR’s flagship programs include press freedom protection and the promotion of media ethics.


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Supreme Court Ruling on Enrile Bail: Beyond Humanitarian Grounds

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Rappler.com for their analyses of the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling on Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s petition for bail.

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Binay’s ho-hum “counter-SONA”

A WEEK AFTER President Benigno Simeon Aquino III appeared before a joint session of the Congress and spoke to his “bosses” for his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), Vice President Jejomar Binay delivered his own version which he described as the “True” SONA (and which the media labeled “TSONA”) on August 3, 2014 at the Cavite State University (CSU) Gymanasium in Indang, Cavite. As expected, the media covered the event live as Binay “exposed” the supposed shortcomings of the administration of which he was a part for nearly five years.

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Radio broadcaster shot dead in Misamis Occidental four years after assassination attempt

CMFR/Philippines – Four years after surviving an assassination attempt, a radio broadcaster was shot dead in front of a shopping center in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental province on 27 August 2015.

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Press Freedom

Broadcaster files for leave of absence following church controversy, attacks on café (UPDATED)

CMFR/Philippines – Citing “conflict of interest” due to the on-going controversy surrounding the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), ABS-CBN 2 broadcaster Anthony Taberna filed for a leave of absence and announced the decision on his Instagram account last Sunday, 30 August 2015.

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Peace Journalism

Voices of Faith on the BBL
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Posted on 19 Aug 2015 (From left to right: Dr. Rommel Linatoc, NCCP Commission on Unity and Ecumenical Relations program secretary; MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal; Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares; and Amirah Lidasan of Suara Bangsamoro)

FAITH-BASED communities have always played significant roles in addressing national crises, their leaders raising the call for change or speaking on possible actions that will help the country through difficult passages. And yet, the media had not featured the voices for peace from these groups since the tragedy in Mamasapano stalled Congressional action on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

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Statements

Assuring journalists’ safety and independence
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The continuing killing of journalists and media workers is still the main threat to media freedom and the autonomy of journalists in the Philippines.

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Media development

MindaNews Received Award of Distinction and Joseph Morong named Marshall McLuhan Fellow of 2015
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IN a presentation ceremony held at the SGV Hall of the AIM Conference Center in Makati City, the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) gave MindaNews the Award of Distinction and, with the Embassy of Canada in Manila, named Joseph Morong the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Fellow August 27 in a presentation ceremony.

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Obit
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Sports journalist, editor and author Randy Moore died Friday, August 21. He was 63; Australian Rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson, whose career was “built on accuracy and the unsensational presentation of news,” died Monday, August 24. He was 85.

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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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Freedom of Information

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI bill is dead, FOI practice lives
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THE FOI Bill is dead. We put the blame squarely on President Aquino and the leadership of the House of Representatives.

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