Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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CMFR hits Maguindanao massacre trial media ban

November 24, 2014 · No Comments

STATEMENT OF THE CENTER FOR MEDIA FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY (CMFR) ON THE FIFTH YEAR SINCE THE 2009 AMPATUAN (MAGUINDANAO) MASSACRE

23 November 2014

IN A disturbing—and irony-ridden—demonstration of official hostility to the Constitutional guarantee of press freedom, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has prevented journalists from covering the trial of the alleged masterminds and perpetrators of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre since August this year without justification, and without even informing the media who ordered the ban. [Read more →]

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Changes to city’s anti-obscenity ordinance opposed

September 25, 2014 · No Comments

CCPC RESOLUTION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CEBU CITY ORDINANCE ON ANTI-OBSCENITY

WHEREAS…

[] Cebu City Councilor Lea Ouano-Japson filed an ordinance proposing amendments to Ordinance #1408, also known as the Anti-Indecency Ordinance, which the Committee on Laws, Ordinances, Public Accountability and Good Government, in its report dated ” August 20, 2014,” said was “within the power” of the City Council to enact; [Read more →]

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CCPC doesn’t support obscenity

July 17, 2014 · No Comments

RESOLUTION REPEATING AND CLARIFYING STAND OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON OBSCENITY AND CONFISCATION OF PRINTED PUBLICATIONS BY THE ANTI-INDECENCY BOARD

WHEREAS…

[] Last month, the Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board (CAIB), without any search warrant, barged into BookSale located inside SM City Cebu and confiscated FHM, Cosmopolitan and Maxim magazines and Kamasutra books for allegedly being obscene and/or pornographic. [Read more →]

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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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