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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
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.
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 […]
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.