By DEE AYROSO
Community journalists are crucial in bringing underreported issues in the regions to national and international audiences. They give voice to the marginalized whose grievances are often ignored by the corporate media.
“We, the striking workers, are fighting for our wages, jobs and rights.”
By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – The University of the Philippines (UP) community denounced the arrest of 19 NutriAsia workers, supporters and journalists covering the incident and demanded the immediate release of those detained. Meycauayan police and NutriAsia security guards started dispersing the NutriAsia workers and their supporters yesterday, July 30, during an ecumenical mass…
When Jola Diones-Mamangun of Kodao Productions asked about the status of her colleagues from Altermidya, a policeman told her they recovered guns and shabu from the journalists.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions Media organizations slammed a death threat against a radio broadcaster in Davao City Monday, saying it is part of the ongoing crackdown against alleged critics of the Rodrigo Duterte government. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), People’s Alternative Media Network (AlterMidya) and the Philippine chapter of…
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?
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…
In these extremely pressing times, the media, journalists, and netizens should not be censored but should instead be encouraged to work together in investigating the Mindanao crisis and examining the basis, implementation, and possible excesses of martial law.
“We find it ironic that as we journalists voice our concern about the return of a Marcosian rule, one of our colleagues, in her practice of responsible journalism, is facing censorship,” Altermidya said.
Kabataang may say sa lipunan: subaybayan ang peace talks kasama si Neen Sapalo. Video by AlterMidya People’s Alternative Media Network