Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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Libel, ‘false’ news now carry stiffer fines

November 28, 2017 · No Comments

CCPC cautions journalists
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Libel now carries a higher penalty of fine, from the old rate of P200 to P6,000 to the new rate of P40,000 to P1.2 million.

That is the change that stands out under Republic Act 10951, which adjusted among others the fines imposed under the Revised Penal Code. The Senate bill authored by Sen. Franklin Drilon was signed into law by President Duterte last Aug. 29. [Read more →]

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Erma M. Cuizon, 81

November 11, 2017 · No Comments

Erma Cuizon, SunStar Cebu editorial consultant and former SunStar Weekend editor, passed away at 5 p.m. on November 9, weeks after suffering a fracture following a tumble down the stairs. She was 81. [Read more →]

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Define fake news, measures vs. Net ghosts: CCPC

October 6, 2017 · No Comments

RESOLUTION STATING POSITION OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON SENATE BILL 1492 CRIMINALIZING FAKE NEWS

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IN SUM, CCPC ASKS CONGRESS:

1. For an explicit definition of “fake news” as it tells only what fake news can do and not what it is.  [Read more →]

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Visit CJJ Gallery, CJJ Books during Press Week!

September 15, 2017 · No Comments

Students who present student ID enter Museo Sugbo for free from Sept. 18-23

On the occasion of Cebu Press Freedom Week, celebrated on Sept. 16-23 this year, members of the general public, especially students and the media, are invited to visit the Cebu Journalism and Journalists (CJJ) Gallery at Museo Sugbo (the former Provincial Jail) on M.J. Cuenco Ave., Cebu City; and the CJJ Books Section, the section devoted to journalism books and other journalism-related materials in the Cebu City Public Library located at the ground floor of the Rizal Memorial Library & Museum building on Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City. [Read more →]

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Ban on release of police spot reports ‘unproductive’

September 14, 2017 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENT
Sept. 14, 2017

Tell media any major change
of procedure in releasing
police spot reports.
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