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US conference applauds Pinoy texting power

Yes, folks, our sophisticated use of cellphones makes Filipinos a star here in the Los Angeles conference I’m attending. Speaking at the Beyond Broadcast 2009 plenary session yesterday (Thursday in Manila), I shared how we make use of mobile phones for pro-consumer and pro-people ends. Read more about it at the TXTPower website. I’ve met […]

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PopDev Media Awards now open to bloggers!

Another group has come forward to recognize the role of bloggers in raising public awareness on important issues. Bloggers are now welcome to join the 5th PopDev Media Awards, a project of Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD). This is open to all Filipino bloggers who have blogged about any of the following […]

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10 worst countries to be a blogger

It is taken for granted or regarded lightly, but the relative freedom we enjoy in expressing ourselves through is heaven compared to the hell experienced by bloggers in other countries. In naming the “worst online oppressors”, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) notes that “booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have […]

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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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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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Digital PADEPA: National democrats bring activist school online

[UPDATE: Digital PADEPA has moved to a new address] National democratic activists have brought their school to the worldwide web. PADEPA, short for Pambansa Demokratikong Paaralan (National Democratic School) has gone online with Digital PADEPA, making its courses available to activists and activist organizations who have long wanted to have obtain reference and teaching materials […]

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