Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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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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Internet freedom bill good, bad for media

December 7, 2012 · No Comments

Pros, cons of new bill discussed
Regulation of blogs brought up
By Cherry Ann T. Lim
Sun.Star Cebu, December 7, 2012

A NEW bill that seeks to help citizens meet the challenges of navigating cyberspace could be a double-edged sword for journalists. [Read more →]

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CCPC seeks FOI bill, Sotto bill amendment passage

November 29, 2012 · No Comments

PRESS STATEMENT
CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC)
Nov. 29, 2012

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) will inform Sen. Gringo Honasan, chairman of the Senate committee on public information and mass media, that CCPC has asked for the immediate passage of two bills: Freedom of Information Act and the amendment of the Sotto Law. [Read more →]

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CCPC questions libel provisions in cybercrime law

September 28, 2012 · No Comments

RESOLUTION OF THE CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL
QUESTIONING PROVISIONS ON INTERNET LIBEL IN THE NEW CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT OF 2012

Considering that

[1] The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on Sept. 12, 2012 penalizes online libel; [Read more →]

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CCPC pushes for FOI bill approval

September 20, 2012 · No Comments

RESOLUTION REQUESTING APPROVAL OF CONSOLIDATED BILL ON THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 2012

Considering that

On Feb. 3, 2012, the Palace submitted to the House of Representatives its version of the Freedom of Information Act of 2012, which it said addresses stakeholders’ desire “to have more transparency and more access to information” but balances the public’s right to know with government’s “right to legitimate secrets”; [Read more →]

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