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29th Cebu Press Freedom Week

September 21st, 2021 · No Comments

The men and women of Cebu’s news media once again come together to celebrate Cebu Press Freedom Week. Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s contributions to this year’s event include the relaunching of the 2004 Cebu Press Freedom Song featuring Ms. Eva Santos and with a new video produced by Januar Yap (see link to video on the left).

Rolando “Rollie” Estabillo, chairman-president of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI), shares his message of solidarity with the CCPC and Cebu’ Media, reminding us that Cebu is the bastion of freedom fighters. So while the odds might not look good for the community media sector, with a myriad of threats from the COVID-19 pandemic to social media, fake news and the more traditional threats from the people in power, upholding press freedom and seeking the truth have never been more important (see link to the left for Mr. Estabillo’s message).

The CCPC has updated its list of attacks on media workers. An analysis of these attacks and a discussion on why it is so important that we document assaults on media workers, whether or not these assaults or acts of harassment are results of the victims’ media work, will be published simultaneously. A link will be posted later.

On September 22, a webinar on safety issues for the working press vis-a-vis the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming 2022 general elections will be conducted by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security. The CCPC thanks Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco for organizing this seminar for Cebu’s media. The webinar will be streamed live on the PTFoMS Facebook page.

Cebu City, September 21, 2021

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