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Ethics

Trivializing the reality of violent crimes

JEERS TO The Philippine Star for publishing on its front page the scantily clad photo of a transgender woman to accompany a story on her killing.

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Ethics

Reporting Mindanao: A Dangerous Place?

JEERS TO the Manila Bulletin for an irresponsible headline which generalized Mindanao as a dangerous place for travelers.

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Press Freedom

Journalist killed in Cambodia over illegal logging

CMFR/Philippines – A journalist in the Kratie province of Cambodia was shot dead on 12 October 2014 while he was documenting illegal logging, according to the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). Kratie is approximately 190 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. According to a statement from […]

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Press Freedom

Senate president sues journalist for libel

CMFR/Philippines – The Senate President filed a libel complaint in the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office on 27 August 2014 against a journalist in Iloilo City. The journalist allegedly committed libel in posting a blog entry implicating the senator in a corruption issue. Iloilo City is approximately 600 kilometers south of Pasay City, Metro Manila. Journalist […]

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In Medias Res

Out of context
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Posted on 28 Oct 2014 In Medias Res

By Luis V. Teodoro

EVERY REPORTER is—or should be—familiar with the who, what, where, when, why and how of news writing. What happened, to whom, where it happened, how, why and when are the details in the news that immediately provide media readers, viewers and listeners the information they seek about the events around them. The facts are important and are the fundamentals that immediately provide media audiences answers to their questions on what happened.

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Statements

FFFJ: The Justice We Seek
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Last February 28, the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecution panel in the Ampatuan, Maguindanao Massacre consolidated cases (AMMC) filed a manifestation before the Regional Trial Court Branch 221 of Quezon City that it is ready to rest presentation of evidence in the bail proceedings and evidence-in-chief against 28 accused.

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Media development

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3rd Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists; Magazine’s 2014 Photo Contest

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Media watch

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FILIPINO JOURNALIST Manuel “Maning” Almario died on October 21. He was 84.
AMERICAN NEWSPAPER editor Benjamin Bradlee died last October 21. He was 93.

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Media education

Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for 2015 – 2016 now accepting applications
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The 3rd Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists is inviting applications for the year 2015 – 2016. CMFR will receive applications starting October 27, 2014 (Monday). The deadline for applications is December 01, 2014 (Monday).

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Freedom of Information

APC to hold a forum on combating corruption and promoting competitiveness
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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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