Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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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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Journalism law database planned

June 28, 2012 · No Comments

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT ON CEBU JOURNLAW
(Signed during the 27th en banc meeting of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council on June 28, 2012 at MBF Cebu Press Center)

Considering

[] There is a need for a database that comprises the law and jurisprudence affecting media and journalists and a record of incidents regarding violence, abuse, or harassment of journalists and their co-workers, with focus and emphasis on the Cebu experience; [Read more →]

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Libel decriminalization tackled at forum

May 5, 2012 · No Comments

Forum discusses libel in media
Media organizations gather to celebrate 2012 World Press Freedom Day
Sun.Star Cebu, May 5, 2012

“IS the Philippines considered free as far as press freedom is concerned?” Pachico Seares, executive director of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC), asked a forum celebrating the 2012 World Press Freedom Day. [Read more →]

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A judge’s view on decriminalizing libel

May 4, 2012 · No Comments

DECRIMINALIZE LIBEL?
By Court of Appeals Associate Justice Gabriel T. Ingles

(Speech delivered during the “Forum on Decriminalizing Libel” held to celebrate World Press Freedom Day on May 4, 2012 at Theodore Buttenbruch Hall, University of San Carlos, Cebu City) [Read more →]

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CCPC seeks removal of jail term for libel

May 4, 2012 · No Comments

RESOLUTION OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC)
ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO DECRIMINALIZE

LIBEL IN THE PHILIPPINES    

(Approved during the 26th en banc meeting of CCPC held at the MBF Cebu Press Center in Lahug, Cebu City on March 29, 2012) [Read more →]

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