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Journalists share lessons on disaster reporting

December 5, 2013 · No Comments

After super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) slammed into the central Philippines on Nov. 8, journalists who emerged from the devastation it wrought learned what deprivation was about, including deprivation of resources needed to report the news. [Read more →]

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CCPC commends Cebuanos for journalism honors

December 5, 2013 · No Comments

RESOLUTION OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC)
congratulating and expressing appreciation for journalism honors won by Nini B. Cabaero and Eileen G. Mangubat

CONSIDERING that last May 3, 2013, NINI B. CABAERO, Sun.Star News Exchange and Sun.Star Online editor-in-chief, was chosen by Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) as Sandra Burton-Nieman fellow, one of 24 journalists from all over the world and across media [Read more →]

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CCPC seeks help for journalist-typhoon victims

November 14, 2013 · No Comments

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE JOURNALISTS AFFECTED BY TYPHOON YOLANDA
Nov. 14, 2013

At least four broadcast reporters, two from dyBR and two from dyVL (Aksyon Radyo), died in the Nov. 8 typhoon. Eleven other media workers, including one reporter for the local paper and correspondent for BusinessWorld and one stringer for Rappler, were reported missing. [Read more →]

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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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