Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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CCPC calls for defense of democratic systems amid destabilization claims vs. media

April 23, 2019 · No Comments

Statement on alleged media plot to destabilize government
April 23, 2019

One, the news report cited anonymous sources. Two, the basis was a matrix that didn’t show it was evidence-based and thus could be just self-serving. Three, allegation of a conspiracy of media with other sectors did not mention specific incidents or present documents that tend to prove the “plot.” Four, it came just after a special report on the alleged link of the First Family to illegal drugs and the size of their wealth. [Read more →]

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Stopping the police ‘perp walk’

June 17, 2018 · No Comments

June 17, 2018

The decision of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde to stop parading crime suspects puts back in place the order of then PNP chief Jesus Versoza in 2007 that bans the Philippine equivalent of the U.S.-style “perp walk.” [Read more →]

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CCPC decries ‘toughened’ rules on media coverage at House of Representatives

May 8, 2018 · No Comments

May 8, 2018

News editors and reporters generally recognize reasonable rules on media coverage to make the flow of information “systematic and orderly.”

We are concerned though about the “codified rules” on media coverage released last month by the House of Representatives.  [Read more →]

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Cebu Citizens-Press Council defines fake news

March 6, 2018 · No Comments

March 6, 2018

CCPC offers
of ‘fake news’

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) today released its definition of “fake news” or “false news.”

In five paragraphs, the definition tells what “fake news” is, what it is not, when standards of journalism are violated, and scope of content. [Read more →]

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Transparency victim in Rappler reporter lockout

February 21, 2018 · No Comments

on Rappler incident
February 21, 2018

Whether Malacañang has the legal right to lock out Rappler news reporter Pia Ranada and CEO Maria Ressa from Malacañang is obscured by the ugly light it casts on a government committed to openness and transparency. Besides, what can it hide from other media that it can by excluding Rappler? [Read more →]

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