JEERS TO GMA-7’s Arnold Clavio for his behavior during the morning program Unang Hirit last November 5.
CHEERS TO GMA-7’s 24 Oras, Solar TV’s Solar Network News, and Rappler for providing a more in-depth coverage on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Central Visayas last October 15 than is usual in much of the media.
The Thai Journalists Association donated USD1,000 for the journalists and media workers affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013. The money will be used to provide financial assistance through the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility. In the photo are Chavarong Limpattamapanee of TJA and Melinda Quintos de Jesus, CMFR executive director.
CMFR/Philippines – A blocktimer was shot dead in Valencia City, Bukidnon province, on 29 November 2013, six days after the anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre and the International Day to End Impunity on 23 November and after a presidential spokesperson said that “there is no more impunity” in the Philippines. Valencia City is some 1,500 […]
By Luis V. Teodoro
The martial law period haunts us still. Its ghosts are not only threatening Leyte’s Tacloban City in the form of the demand of both the local government and the business community that President Benigno Aquino III declare martial law there, and the latter’s alleged openness to that possibility. They’re there as well in the fact that a family that has been closely identified with Ferdinand Marcos and the martial law period, the Romualdezes, are not only in control of almost the whole province; they have not made much of a difference in the tragedy that is now Leyte either.
Statement of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) on Secretary Herminio Coloma’s claim that there is “no more culture of impunity” IS THERE “no more culture of impunity” as Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma of the Presidential Communication Operations Office argued during a press conference last November 22, on the eve of the fourth anniversary […]
Kiplinger Journalism Fellowships The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism is accepting applications for its 2014 fellowships. The fellowship aims to help journalists to “unite rigorous reporting with digital storytelling — so they can learn how to engage in social media and develop innovative online projects that inform wide audiences.” Fellows will spend a week […]
People were curious about the holding of June Keithley’s wake at the St. Ignatius Church in Camp Aguinaldo. A soldier in dress uniform stands guard at the foot of her coffin. A ceremonial changing of the guards takes place through the day and night, an honor given to those who serve in the military.
17th UP Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop names fellows; Human Rights Advocates Program; and Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards
STATEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION
WE ARE members of the Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition, a network of more than 150 organizations from various sectors that have long been campaigning for the passage of a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Together with concerned groups and individuals, we are lighting candles in the early evening today, September 27, at the gates of the House of Representatives, to symbolize our desire to have a government where information is illuminated and made accessible to all citizens. We are joined by other groups in simultaneous action in different localities, and by those who express solidarity and common call through social media using the hashtag #LightUp4FOI.