Broadcaster dies 10 years after attack that left him paralyzed

Ten years after surviving an attack that left him paralyzed from the waist down, a Mindanao broadcaster died last 15 January 2015 in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

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Careers

The Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility is looking for two staffwriters/reporters. Position is on contract basis.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Broadcaster threatened for commenting on EJKs

CMFR/Philippines – A broadcaster in Cagayan de Oro City received threats through text messages on 12 January 2015 after his commentary on the extrajudicial killings in the city, which allegedly involve city police officials. Cagayan de Oro City is 1403 kilometers south of Manila.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Two arrested for killing of reporter

CMFR Philippines – Two men including the alleged gunman in the murder of tabloid correspondent Nerlita Ledesma were arrested Sunday, January 11 in Bataan Province.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Tabloid correspondent killed in Bataan

CMFR/Philippines – Unidentified men shot dead a correspondent of a Manila-based tabloid in Balanga City, Bataan province on 8 January 2015. Balanga City is 122 kilometers south of Manila.

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Highlighting a policy need

Cheers to the Manila Bulletin for highlighting the need for a national policy on shelter development—something one does not see regularly in the Philippine press. It also reminded journalists to do more policy reporting.

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Probing anomalies

Cheers to Investigative Documentaries for further probing the unabated practice of anomalous infrastructure project deals.

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Bulletin's miracle

Jeers to the Manila Bulletin for a report that had its readers asking: “Wait, what?” Last Dec. 9, the Bulletin reported that a 90-year-old man in Aklan had reportedly died but suddenly came back to life. Quoting the man’s wife, the report attributed the man’s resurrection to the family’s

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Expensive PR piece

Jeers to the Philippine Daily Inquirer for letting its Dec. 14 “Talk of the Town” special turn into a PR piece for the government’s Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), more popularly known as the Pag-Ibig fund.

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Unsubstantiated claim

Jeers to the Philippine Daily Inquirer for publishing an unsubstantiated claim from embattled Vice-President Jejomar Binay, further muddling up the current discourse and debate regarding the political controversies involving him.

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Ethics

Highlighting a policy need

Cheers to the Manila Bulletin for highlighting the need for a national policy on shelter development—something one does not see regularly in the Philippine press. It also reminded journalists to do more policy reporting.

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Ethics

Probing anomalies

Cheers to Investigative Documentaries for further probing the unabated practice of anomalous infrastructure project deals.

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Press Freedom

Broadcaster dies 10 years after attack that left him paralyzed

Ten years after surviving an attack that left him paralyzed from the waist down, a Mindanao broadcaster died last 15 January 2015 in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

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Two arrested for killing of reporter

Press Freedom

Broadcaster threatened for commenting on EJKs

CMFR/Philippines – A broadcaster in Cagayan de Oro City received threats through text messages on 12 January 2015 after his commentary on the extrajudicial killings in the city, which allegedly involve city police officials. Cagayan de Oro City is 1403 kilometers south of Manila.

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In Medias Res

Ending impunity is a state responsibility
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Posted on 1 Dec 2014 In Medias Res

By Luis V. Teodoro

“BIZARRE” WAS how an American journalist, who’s in the Philippines to write an article on the killing of journalists, described what he’s finding out, among them:

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Statements

International concern, local indifference
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Posted on 23 Nov 2014 Ampatuan 5

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.

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Media development

Careers
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The Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility is looking for two staffwriters/reporters. Position is on contract basis.

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Media watch

Obit
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AMERICAN PHOTOJOURNALIST Michel du Cille died of a heart attack last December 11. He was 58.

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Media education

[MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR COVERAGE] ON THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE AMPATUAN MASSACRE: Chief Justice Sereno to Keynote Forum on Impunity
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno will keynote the Journalism Asia Forum (JAF) on November 23, 2014 organized by the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR). The event observes the fifth anniversary of the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre of November 23, 2009. The registration starts at 9 a.m. The Chief Justice will speak on […]

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Freedom of Information

APC to hold a forum on combating corruption and promoting competitiveness
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Join the discussion, “Two sides of a coin: A Forum on Combating Corruption and Promoting Economic Competitiveness” on July 16, 2014, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Bahia Rooftop, 14/F Intercontinental Hotel, Makati City.

Organzied by the Asian Institute of Management and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with EU-Asia Economic Governance Forum, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Ateneo School of Government, and International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance, this policy forum brings together experts, policymakers and various stakeholders in the anti-corruption effort in Asia and beyond.

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