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CCPC decries “insertion” of media accreditation requirement in Sotto Law amendment

January 20, 2015 · No Comments

STATEMENT OF THE CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL ON THE SOTTO LAW AMENDMENT REGARDING MEDIA ACCREDITATION
Jan. 20, 2015

Cebu Citizens-Press Council eight years ago initiated the bill seeking to amend the Sotto Law (Republic Act 53, as amended). It helped in the drafting of the bill that Rep. Raul del Mar filed on June 28, 2006 as House Bill 2960, which the congressman from Cebu City has regularly re-filed since then. [Read more →]

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CCPC condemns attack on Paris journalists

January 8, 2015 · No Comments

STATEMENT OF THE CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL ON THE PARIS ATTACK
Jan. 8, 2015

The Jan. 7 terrorist attack on the French weekly “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris was an act of violence that people who value peace and freedom must condemn. [Read more →]

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Community press urged to help curb impunity

December 11, 2014 · No Comments

A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE COMMUNITY PRESS TO HELP CURB IMPUNITY THROUGH VIGILANCE AGAINST CONDITIONS THAT PROMOTE IT

WHEREAS, impunity, or escape from punishment, has been largely blamed for the murder of 58 people, including 32 journalists and media workers, in the Ampatuan Massacre of Nov. 23, 2009, and for other executions or disappearances of activists, student and labor leaders, and reformers in the country; [Read more →]

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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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