Demeaning

Demeaning

JEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for using a photo, which occupied about one-third of its front page, of the winner of a Miss Bikini pageant.

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI Losing Time, High Prioritization Essential

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI Losing Time, High Prioritization Essential

COMMITTEE ON Public Information Chairperson Jorge T. Almonte and House FOI (Freedom of Information) champions and authors were scheduled to file the Committee Report on the FOI Bill with the Secretary General of the House of Representative last Wedneday, May 20, at 3:30 pm. However, at around 2:00 pm, Chair Almonte felt compelled to postpone the event, anticipating that the final vote on the BBL happening that afternoon will take longer than earlier expected. Chair Almonte and a number of FOI authors are members, ex-officio members, or deputized members of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsa Moro Basic Law and set to vote on the BBL.

Blurring the line between news and ads

Blurring the line between news and ads

JEERS TO GMA News Online for failing to identify whether one of its articles was a news report or an advertisement.

Looking at IP displacement

Looking at IP displacement

CHEERS TO TV Patrol for looking at the displacement of indigenous people in Mindoro.

Chronicle

Chronicle

The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) announced on May 15 the winners of the 2014 Civic Journalism Awards.
The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) elected its new Board of Trustees on May 14 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

‘Newshen’ again?

‘Newshen’ again?

JEERS TO the Manila Bulletin for its continuous use of the outdated and sexist term “newshen” to refer to female journalists.

Those non-existent ‘NGOs’

Those non-existent ‘NGOs’

CHEERS TO CNN Philippines’ Network News for reminding the public that there are other “questionable,” even non- existent non-government organizations (NGOs), not linked to Janet Lim-Napoles, but which were also involved in the pork barrel scam, and of the need to monitor the “progress or the apparent lack of it in efforts to go after” the government officials and private individuals who stole public funds.

Sidebar: Peace Council presents BBL report

Sidebar: Peace Council presents BBL report

FOLLOWING THE call by President Aquino to respected citizen leaders to convene an independent group that will scrutinize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the members of the Peace Council constituted themselves into clusters to identify and study potentially contentious issues in the draft law.

Former Chief Justice to Congress: ‘Be peacemakers, peace builders’

Former Chief Justice to Congress: ‘Be peacemakers, peace builders’

“BE PEACEMAKERS, peace builders, and peacekeepers.” Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide reiterated this message to lawmakers deliberating on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

PNP-AFP wrongful arrests

PNP-AFP wrongful arrests

CHEERS TO ABS-CBN 2’s TV Patrol for its investigative series on the Philippine National Police-Armed Forces of the Philippines (PNP-AFP) rewards system for the arrest of allegedly high- value terrorists and criminals in the Philippines.


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Ethics

Demeaning

JEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for using a photo, which occupied about one-third of its front page, of the winner of a Miss Bikini pageant.

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Ethics

Blurring the line between news and ads

JEERS TO GMA News Online for failing to identify whether one of its articles was a news report or an advertisement.

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Press Freedom

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI Losing Time, High Prioritization Essential

COMMITTEE ON Public Information Chairperson Jorge T. Almonte and House FOI (Freedom of Information) champions and authors were scheduled to file the Committee Report on the FOI Bill with the Secretary General of the House of Representative last Wedneday, May 20, at 3:30 pm. However, at around 2:00 pm, Chair Almonte felt compelled to postpone the event, anticipating that the final vote on the BBL happening that afternoon will take longer than earlier expected. Chair Almonte and a number of FOI authors are members, ex-officio members, or deputized members of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsa Moro Basic Law and set to vote on the BBL.

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Press Freedom

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI Bill Well Positioned for Passage; Citizens to Track Congress Action on FOI

The Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition will monitor the action of Congress on FOI in the coming days, weeks, and months.

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Peace Journalism

Sidebar: Peace Council presents BBL report
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FOLLOWING THE call by President Aquino to respected citizen leaders to convene an independent group that will scrutinize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the members of the Peace Council constituted themselves into clusters to identify and study potentially contentious issues in the draft law.

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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

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The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) announced on May 15 the winners of the 2014 Civic Journalism Awards.
The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) elected its new Board of Trustees on May 14 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

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Media watch

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Indian journalist Amitabha Chowdhury died last May 1. He was 87; Iranian journalist Hossein Qandi died last April 23. He was 64.

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In Medias Res

Ending impunity is a state responsibility
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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 Losing Time, High Prioritization Essential
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COMMITTEE ON Public Information Chairperson Jorge T. Almonte and House FOI (Freedom of Information) champions and authors were scheduled to file the Committee Report on the FOI Bill with the Secretary General of the House of Representative last Wedneday, May 20, at 3:30 pm. However, at around 2:00 pm, Chair Almonte felt compelled to postpone the event, anticipating that the final vote on the BBL happening that afternoon will take longer than earlier expected. Chair Almonte and a number of FOI authors are members, ex-officio members, or deputized members of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsa Moro Basic Law and set to vote on the BBL.

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