Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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CCPC calls for defense of democratic systems amid destabilization claims vs. media

April 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCILStatement on alleged media plot to destabilize governmentApril 23, 2019 One, the news report cited anonymous sources. Two, the basis was a matrix that didn’t show it was evidence-based and thus could be just self-serving. Three, allegation of a conspiracy of media with other sectors did not mention specific incidents or present documents […]

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Stopping the police ‘perp walk’

June 17th, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTJune 17, 2018 The decision of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde to stop parading crime suspects puts back in place the order of then PNP chief Jesus Versoza in 2007 that bans the Philippine equivalent of the U.S.-style “perp walk.” What Versoza ordered was a rung or two higher than what Cebu media […]

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CCPC decries ‘toughened’ rules on media coverage at House of Representatives

May 8th, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTMay 8, 2018 News editors and reporters generally recognize reasonable rules on media coverage to make the flow of information “systematic and orderly.” We are concerned though about the “codified rules” on media coverage released last month by the House of Representatives. They include the provision that the press card of a […]

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Cebu Citizens-Press Council defines fake news

March 16th, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTMarch 6, 2018 CCPC offersdefinitionof ‘fake news’ The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) today released its definition of “fake news” or “false news.” In five paragraphs, the definition tells what “fake news” is, what it is not, when standards of journalism are violated, and scope of content. Amid confusing use of the phrase, […]

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Transparency victim in Rappler reporter lockout

February 21st, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTon Rappler incidentFebruary 21, 2018 Whether Malacañang has the legal right to lock out Rappler news reporter Pia Ranada and CEO Maria Ressa from Malacañang is obscured by the ugly light it casts on a government committed to openness and transparency. Besides, what can it hide from other media that it can […]

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