Journalism

PCIJ, Newsbreak hold workshop on reporting human rights issues and extrajudicial killings

What do the Alabang, Paranaque and Quezon City incidents, the Kuratong Baleleng rubout, the suspicious slays of crusading journalists and the murders of nearly a thousand activists have in common? They are all arguably extrajudicial or extralegal killings — deliberate murders of individuals by elements or agents of the state, with approval or sanction by superiors, […]

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Filipino journalists reject ‘right of reply’ bills

I’ve joined more than a hundred journalists in signing a “unified statement” against bills seeking to impose a “right to reply” to the detriment of our press freedom and our free expression. The proponents are hiding behind notions of “balance” and “fairness” to bamboozle the press into accepting a legislated form of terrorism. What is […]

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Website on Muslim Mindanao

Journalists and academicians recently launched a website, a virtual online resource center, on Muslim Mindanao. From Stuff This is good news for journalists and all those who wish to read about and understand this area and people of our country. Read about it in this news release I am republishing here:

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The Philippines in the middle of the global economic crisis

While various state governments, led by the ones that championed and proselytized about laissez faire capitalism just before the terrible economic events last year, are so busy crafting stimulus packages and bailouts, many people in their respective countries worry that their leaders are salvaging only the big businesses and doing nothing about poor and the […]

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Hacker hits GMA7’s website

A hacker successfully penetrated the website of broadcast giant GMA Network  in an apparent move to express support for a Filipino songwriter’s protest over intellectual property issues against the company’s corporate social responsibility arm.

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Technology and citizen journalism

Last Saturday, the online newsmagazine Pinoy Weekly and several other groups convened the Pinoy Citizen Journalism Seminar at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Here is the presentation I shared with the participants: Technology and Citizen Journalism View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: internet social)

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