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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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Will reporters receiving City Hall aid be required to suppress information? CCPC asks

January 16th, 2018 · No Comments

COMMENT ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE GRANTING FUND AID TO REPORTERS COVERING ANTI-CRIME OPERATION—————————–January 16, 2018 Financial aid from the government, local or national, has been occasionally granted and accepted by media. Acceptance by the individual beneficiary, however, depends solely on the recipient and his news organization. Internal rules of each newsroom apply. The Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s […]

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Ricky R. Poca, 58

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Roderic “Ricky” Rama Poca, 58, Cebu Daily News columnist and host of the weekly 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, died of cardiac arrest today, Dec. 26, 2017. On dialysis for years, he had been due for a kidney transplant. Poca followed in the footsteps of two journalists in his clan—the late […]

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Libel, ‘false’ news now carry stiffer fines

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments

CCPC cautions journalists———————————————————————————————————— Libel now carries a higher penalty of fine, from the old rate of P200 to P6,000 to the new rate of P40,000 to P1.2 million. That is the change that stands out under Republic Act 10951, which adjusted among others the fines imposed under the Revised Penal Code. The Senate bill authored […]

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