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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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Burmese blogger sentenced to 20 years in jail

Human rights and free expression advocates across the world are raising a howl over the jail term of 20 years and six months against a Burmese blogger who reported about events in Burma which remains under the rule of a military junta. Other journalists and activists were meted with jail sentences of up to 65 […]

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Filipinos join Blog Action Day

Thank you to everyone who joined the Blog Action Day 2008 here in the Philippines. This flurry of blogging about poverty continues for yet a few hours in other parts of the world. Here’s a sampling of what Filipino bloggers wanted to say: Walang Iwanan: Kahirapan at ang Ilusyon ng Corporate Social Responsibility Fight Against […]

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Nanay Mameng, Ka Bel: Choosing hope over despair in fight vs. poverty

Poor Filipinos have always been caricatured so badly, with some of the well-off and well-to-do deceiving themselves that the “masang Pilipino” are individually and collectively ignorant, pathetic, gullible, indolent and unproductive. They forever link the “masa” to Joseph Estrada, in an apparent bid to discredit them as no different from their idol who has been […]

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