Huwag sanang isiping ito’y sanaysay ng pagrereklamo. Kailangan lang isakonteksto ang mga bagay na kailangang isakripisyo dahil sa pagkalunod sa mga trabaho’t gawain. Limitado ang oras para pagkasyahin ang mga responsibilidad na dapat gampanan. May dapat gawing prayoridad, may dapat ipagpaliban muna. Anuman ang maging desisyon, walang dapat talikuran dahil lahat sila’y mahalaga.
Kaya mo iyan. Mahal na mahal ka nina Nanay, Tatay, Ate, Kuya at iba pang kasama mo sa bahay. Sa paglaki mo, magiging mas marami pa ang kasama mo. Sama-sama kayong mag-aral.
Sa gitna ng pandemya, inaasahan ang ligtas na pagbabalik ng mga estudyante sa kanilang eskuwelahan. Bukod sa silid-aralan, makakapasok na rin sila sa silid-aklatan. Paano mapapaunlad ang kanilang kaisipan kung ang mga libro doon ay pinapakialaman ng gobyerno? Bakit kailangang ipagbawal ang mga diumanong subersibo?
In the context of community print publications, they should be strengthened not just by the people’s support but by ensuring that press freedom will be promoted and upheld by the government.
Empirical bases for ending the semester and mass promoting UP Diliman students (and ousting you-know-who)
Remote learning cannot continue in the wake of the global pandemic and the strong typhoons, not to mention the incompetence and indifference of the Duterte administration.
The future of public communication rests on giving relevant media literacy. Audiences should be taught the valuable lesson of asserting and fighting for a media that we all deserve. This means fighting attempts by government to control the media, as well as demanding responsible gatekeeping by the owners of social media platforms.
The media should resist all commercialist trappings and not favor profit over truth-telling. Journalists and news media organizations need to brush up on the normative standards of journalism, if only to realize that bias is inherent and should not be hidden.
There should be no attempt to regulate video-streaming services like Netflix because the Internet already has several layers of filtering that can be done by clients/subscribers and service providers. Just like in other forms of media, online media or digital media should be self-regulated. Any attempt by government to regulate media content would be a violation of the constitutional provision that prohibits abridging the people’s basic freedoms.
A journalist should be fair but he or she cannot be neutral. In the context of its role as the Fourth Estate, journalism is inherently critical and adversarial. A neutral observer cannot ask critical or hard questions, so in a sense the framing becomes “soft” if a journalist believes in neutrality. By DANILO ARAÑA ARAO…
Even if this sounds nebulous, journalistic outputs are inherently biased for the truth. Journalists are therefore expected to use as sources of information the experts (i.e., truth-tellers) instead of “fake news” peddlers.
The issue here goes beyond Rappler as other dominant and alternative news media organizations are also under attack. Ressa only becomes a convenient target because of her high profile. That’s what she has in common with ABS-CBN which is a leading network. The chilling effect becomes clear by targeting both of them.