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.
Moving forward, it is imperative for journalists and media workers to ensure that media repression and creative forms of censorship do not happen. Virtual pressers where questions are screened cannot be the “new normal.” By DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat.com N.B. – A journalist emailed six questions on the “new normal” in media coverage due to…
A journalist based in Hong Kong who writes for a leading international magazine sent these questions on press freedom under the Duterte administration. Please allow me to share the short answers.
Based on empirical data, e-learning is not for everyone given the unequal economic status of students. Internet access is not for everybody. Even if mobile telephony is ubiquitous, the low purchasing power of families makes it expensive to maintain good data connection in the students’ mobile phones.
It comes as no surprise that the current lockdown has become a de facto crackdown for some of those who dare speak up against the government.
Letter to the Editor April 4, 2020 Much as we thank our friends in the media for highlighting the reality of uncertainty, some suggestions should be made in reporting the plight of the urban poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel-good stories that highlight resiliency help sell more papers, provide higher broadcast ratings and generate more…
Ending impunity entails collective action and the resolve to change the oppressive social system that engenders culture of impunity. We’re definitely not there yet but there are efforts to do so. There is no clear timeline as to when this can be achieved as it depends largely on the victory of the people’s movement, not just the journalists and news media organizations acting as a small sector.
Bagama’t pareho silang binigyan ng oras para magbigay ng presentasyon, isa lang po sa kanila ang may malinaw na haraya (vision) at may malalim na pag-intindi sa pangangailangan ng mga estudyante, guro, kawani, residente, alumni at iba pang sektor ng kampus.
Sa isang sitwasyong patuloy na pinapaslang ang mga peryodista at manggagawa sa midya at kinokompromiso ang kalayaan sa pamamahayag, ano pa ba ang puwedeng gawin ng mga ordinaryong taong katulad natin para mabago ang kasalukuang kalakaran? Malinaw na kailangan ang mahigpit na pakikipagkaisa sa iba’t ibang sektor ng lipunan.
Pero sa panahon ng panlipunang krisis na basta-basta na lang kinikitil ang buhay, at basta-basta na lang ibinebenta ng mismong Pangulo ang soberanya ng bansa, ano pa ang puwedeng gawin ng Panday Sining? Inaasahan ba itong tumalima sa burukrasya sa sitwasyong ang mismong burukrasya ang problema?
Isa ka ba sa mga tinaguriang Duterte Diehard Supporter (DDS)? May dalawang tanong lang po ako sa puntong ito: Taga-Mindanao ka ba? Apektado ka ba ng lindol? Para sa iyo ito kung ang sagot mo ay oo. Pero kung hindi, sana nama’y bigyan mo rin ako ng kaunting minuto. Maikli lang ito dahil mahalaga ang…