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UNESCO sounds alarm on collapse of independent media

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2021

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Philippines slides down World Press Freedom Index for third straight year

Published by rudy Date posted on April 20, 2021

by Xave Gregorio (Philstar.com), 20 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — For the third year in a row, the Philippines slid down the World Press Freedom Index of Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières, RSF).

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When you talk of press freedom, always remember CJ

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2020

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Cyborgs, trolls and bots: A guide to online misinformation

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2020

By David Klepper / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Cyborgs, trolls, and bots can fill the Internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online.

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1 in 5 Filipinos gets news from Facebook — SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2019

by Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), Jul 1, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — One in five adult Filipinos uses Facebook daily to read news, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

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Facebook is 2nd to TV for news

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2019

By: Mahar Mangahas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 15, 2019 Of the estimated 30.6 million adult Filipino users of the internet—see “First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey: Internet usage steady at 46% of adult Filipinos,” www.sws.org.ph, 6/4/19—virtually all have Facebook (FB). It is three times as popular as YouTube.

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Philippines ‘deadliest country’ in Asia for journalists in 2017 – media watchdog

Published by rudy Date posted on December 19, 2017

by Jodesz Gavilan, Rappler, Dec 19, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is the deadliest country for journalists in Asia with 4 Filipino journalists killed for their work in 2017, according to a media watchdog’s yearend report.

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The nature and importance of a free press

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2015

World Press Freedom Day has come and gone. Other issues now clamor for attention. For journalists who are no longer with us, such as those killed in the Maguindanao massacre, there is only silence. This ought not be so. A free press is important yet tenuous, especially in an election year. So it is fitting…

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How healthy is the Asia Pacific press? 35 indicators from UNESCO

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The state of the media in Asia and the Pacific is grim, according to the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), which released a regional overview of its report, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development.

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PHL still 3rd deadliest country for journalists — int’l watchdog group

Published by rudy Date posted on April 17, 2014

The Philippines once again ranked as the third most deadly country for journalists in the world, based on the report of the international watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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Unnecessary, not unconstitutional

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2014

Let us not over-react to the recent Supreme Court decision on the Cybercrime Prevention Act (RA 10175). We should carefully study the entire case first before attacking the court and its decision on the matter.

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SC’s lone dissent: Leonen says online libel unconstitutional

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Only Associate Justice Marvic Leonen voted for the decriminalization of libel online and in the Revised Penal Code when the Supreme Court (SC) deliberated on the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Law last week.

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SC explains why only authors may be prosecuted for online libel

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2014

Full article here http://technology.inquirer.net/34439/sc-explains-why-only-authors-may-be-prosecuted-for-online-libel#ixzz2uDYxYiZK

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How the Supreme Court voted on the Cybercrime Law

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2014

The Supreme Court ruling on the validity of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10175) will be studied as a landmark case dealing with modern everyday information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet, cellular phones, and social media.

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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said.

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PHL 3rd most dangerous country for journalists —INSI report

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2014

GENEVA – One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday.

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World press freedom: Phl slips to 149th

Published by rudy Date posted on February 13, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines slid to 149 in the 179-country World Press Freedom Index of the France-based Reporters Sans Frontiéres (RSF or Reporters Without Borders).

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Kat.ph seizure raises specter of Cybercrime Law’s ‘takedown clause’

Published by rudy Date posted on June 17, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — The highly controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 may be suspended for now, but recent moves by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) raise the specter the IP office’s new powers enable the cybercrime law’s “takedown clause.”

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TV5 offers early retirement incentive to curb losses

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines–TV5 network operator Associated Broadcasting Corp. has offered a generous early retirement package to employees as the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP)-led firm affirmed commitment to curb financial hemorrhage and challenge a long-entrenched Philippine broadcasting duopoly.

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Impunity vs media: Phl is 3rd worst

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – On the 20th World Press Freedom Day today, the Philippines isn’t faring well in terms of media freedom.

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Phl drops to 147th in World Press Freedom Index

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2013

MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – The Philippines slid yesterday to 147th place among 179 countries included in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index released by the France-based Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres or RSF).

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The economics of media integrity

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2012

Big money is about to descend once again upon the media industry, if it hasn’t already. Election campaign seasons always bring the industry a windfall, via both legitimate political ads and illicit payments to buy favorable coverage from members of the press. The magnitudes are now so staggering that in the last election year of…

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100 impunity cases in ASEAN: PH still most deadly for media

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – At least a hundred cases related to impunity against the exercise of freedom of expression have been recorded in Southeast Asia for 2012, according to the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), a regional network of independent, national media organizations.

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Phl press freedom: Still much to be done

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang conceded yesterday there was still much to be done to ensure media protection in the country, but welcomed the report released by the Washington-based advocacy organization Freedom House ranking the Philippines the highest in press freedom in Southeast Asia in 2012.

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Not just communications

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2012

Henry Luce, founder of Time and Fortune magazines, shares this insight: “Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future. It is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”

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Number of local movies dwindling

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2012

PHILIPPINE cinema’s glorious years are no more. The once-lively movie industry is barely thriving, as can be seen by the number of movies locally produced every year.

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Phl improves rating in 2011 Press Freedom Index and censorship

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2012

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines has improved slightly in the 2011 Press Freedom Index, the Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders said. Now on its 10th year, RSF is a Brussels-based organization that publishes an annual rating index covering 178 countries worldwide.

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CHR to media: Be our human rights watchdog

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2011

QUEZON CITY, July 12 (PIA) — In line with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s call to a more effective promotion and protection of human rights, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Loretta Ann ‘Etta’ Rosales on Tuesday appealed to members of media to be their agency’s watchdog in monitoring the human rights compliance of government…

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New rules set for children appearing on TV

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2011

Manila, Philippines – The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) is set to approve new rules to strengthen protection for children appearing in broadcast media.

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Pinoys rank high in social media usage – survey

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –  The largest ever international research into people’s online activities and behavior showed Filipinos as one of the frontrunners in social media despite lower online usage and engagement compared to global levels.

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