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Entries from May 2012

Libel decriminalization tackled at forum

May 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Forum discusses libel in mediaMedia organizations gather to celebrate 2012 World Press Freedom DaySun.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. The audience was silent. With […]

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CCPC seeks removal of jail term for libel

May 4th, 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) Knowing that 1. Through the years, there have been bills filed, both in the Senate and the […]

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A judge’s view on decriminalizing libel

May 4th, 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) Definition of libel“A public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice, real or imaginary, […]

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