Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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CCPC alarmed by Anti-Indecency Board raids

July 9, 2014 · No Comments

STATEMENT OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL ON CAIB RAIDS
July 8, 2014   

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) is alarmed by news reports that the Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board (Caib) confiscated magazines    from a bookstore inside a mall. [Read more →]

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Who needs a Freedom of Information law?

July 1, 2014 · No Comments

By Rosemarie Olaño-Versoza

(This article was first published in the Cebu Journalism and Journalists 8 magazine released in September 2013.  Versoza is a member of the Cebu Media Legal Aid, the legal adviser of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council. To date, the Philippines has yet to pass a Freedom of Information law.)   

The continuing struggle for the passage of a Freedom of Information (FOI) law in the Philippines is a battle not just for journalists, reporters or mediamen, but more so, for ordinary citizens. [Read more →]

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Why CCPC doesn’t want libel decriminalized

April 11, 2014 · No Comments

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STAND OF THE CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT DECLARING ONLINE LIBEL AS CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSIDERING THAT

[1] On Feb. 18, 2014, the Supreme Court, ruling on Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Law, declared, among others, the constitutionality of online libel; [Read more →]

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CCPC hits PNoy double talk on FOI bill

March 12, 2014 · No Comments

Statement on Freedom of Information bill
March 12, 2014

In saying he won’t certify the FOI bill as urgent, President Aquino is saying that he leaves it to the House members to decide whether to pass the long-delayed measure and the people to urge the lawmakers to act on it. [Read more →]

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Jurassic provisions in Cybercrime Law–PPI

February 24, 2014 · No Comments

Statement of  Atty Jesus G. Dureza, chairman/president of the Philippine Press Institute, re the Supreme Court ruling on the Cybercrime Law

February 24, 2014

Remove Jurassic penal sanctions—PPI [Read more →]

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