The bill’s definition of fake news provides us a clue. It claims that fake news is any information that intends to sow hatred, chaos, violence or division, or seeks to blacken someone’s reputation. Intent and malice will therefore be the basis for deciding what is fake news, which in turn will lead to the prosecution of the party involved – but how does one distinguish between a false report based on an honest mistake and one maliciously spread through print, broadcasting and online?
Month: July 2017
Black Friday protest | Youth groups call for end to martial law in Mindanao
Various youth groups gathered at Plaza Miranda in Manila on June 23 for a Black Friday protest, calling for an end to President Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao, and a stop to government air strike in Marawi City. The protesters then marched to Mendiola near the Presidential Palace. VIDEO By MARY ANGELIQUE TACATA Related story:…
Rice watchdog tells officials: ‘Break free from foreign dictates in agriculture’
Bantay Bigas says government should buy at least 25 per cent of the local rice harvest.
Duterte’s 1st year | Activists rate President with ‘sad, afraid, angry’ emojis
Emojis summed up the progressive group’s ratings on the administration’s response to basic people’s issues.
Progressives reiterate challenge to Duterte after a year in power
In this video Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan reminds President Rodrigo Duterte to make good on his promises. Read also: Duterte’s 1st year | Progressives disappointed over lack of change, worried over rising fascism http://bit.ly/2tBhhGZ Duterte 1st year| ‘Make good on your promises to the people’ – progressive groups http://bit.ly/2t1Zuaq Duterte’s 1st year |…
Marawi children evacuees show fear, anger at gov’t airstrikes – child rights advocates
Children evacuees of Marawi city hope President Duterte will rebuild their homes.
Federalism plan affects Moro, NDFP peace talks
President Duterte’s oft-repeated avowal is to accomplish before the end of his six-year term, in 2022, a shift in the form of government from the present unitary to a federal system. That accomplished, he has declared, he will volunteer to resign as President. And he has kept saying that only such a shift to federalism…
On the front lines of a bigger war
The attack was political and primarily directed against the wife, other relatives, lawyers, and supporters of candidate Esmael Magundadatu, who incidentally did win the post in the 2010 elections. But the journalists were killed as well because the perpetrators knew that for even one them to survive would mean exposure in the media. The trial…