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‘Anti-free press’ bill hit

September 26, 2013 · No Comments

Estrada bill ‘anti-free press’
For real press freedom, least government interference vital
Sun.Star Cebu, September 26, 2013

By Gabriel T. Ingles

(Associate Justice Gabriel T. Ingles of the Court of Appeals Cebu Station gave this speech during the 32nd Quarterly Meeting of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council on Sept. 19, 2013 at Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu. He had been asked to comment on Senate Bill 380 or the “Magna Carta for Journalists” introduced by Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada.) [Read more →]

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Magna Carta for Journalists opposed

September 19, 2013 · No Comments

POSITION OF CEBU MEDIA LEGAL AID (CEMLA) ON JINGGOY ESTRADA’S SENATE BILL 380

(Sen. Jinggoy P. Ejercito Estrada introduced Senate Bill 380, “An Act Providing a Magna Carta for Journalists,” on July 3, 2013.)

THE BILL IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It imposes restrictions on freedom to write and speak in media by requiring board examination or interview for journalists to be [Read more →]

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CCPC seeks speedy probe on Tabanao murder

September 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

PRESS STATEMENT ON MURDER OF JESUS TABANAO
Cebu Citizens-Press Council
Sept. 16, 2013

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) is asking the police to speed up the investigation on the shooting to death of Jesus “Jessie” Tabanao
last Saturday. [Read more →]

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Council saddened by Lastimosa’s libel conviction

August 30, 2013 · No Comments

JOINT STATEMENT ON LEO LASTIMOSA’S CONVICTION OF LIBEL
Aug. 30, 2013

We are saddened by the decision of the Cebu Regional Trial Court convicting broadcaster-newspaper columnist Leo Lastimosa of libel. [Read more →]

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Cebu Media and Elections 2013 project launched

March 7, 2013 · No Comments

The “Cebu Media and Elections 2013″ project was launched today with the view to having government and private stakeholders in the 2013 elections coordinate with Cebu media for a better flow of information to the public and improved news coverage.

Started in the 2010 elections by the Cebu Citizens-Press Council, the Philippine National Police-Police Regional Office (PRO) 7, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 7, and the poll watchdog Cebu-Citizens’ Involvement and Maturation in People’s Empowerment and Liberation (C-Cimpel), the project now counts the Dilaab Foundation Inc. among its convenors.

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