Tags: alternative media

Youth and students slam systematic attacks on media

MANILA — On Feb. 14, youth and students together with media practitioners trooped to the College of Mass Communication in University of the Philippines in Diliman denouncing the recent attack against press freedom. This is after the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer, Maria Ressa on Wednesday, Feb, 13. She was arrested by members of…

Media groups condemn threat against Davao broadcaster

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…

Ending the information crisis

The reformists and revolutionaries of the late 19th century; those who fought the Japanese invaders during World War II; and the professionals, workers, and farmers who comprised the core of the resistance against the Marcos dictatorship understood only too well the role of information in exposing the injustice and racist assumptions of Spanish colonial rule,…

Journalist or technician?

Practitioners in that sector of the media who consciously report and interpret events and issues of public relevance as a means of furthering their advocacy for change in Philippine society are not unaware of the possible conflict between advocacy and the fundamental responsibility of providing accurate and reliable information. There are several hundred such media…

The Altermidya network congratulates Bulatlat on its 15th anniversary. Bulatlat continues to be relevant after 15 years because it fulfills an important role in the lives of an information-thirsty public. It has undeniably become a reliable source of alternative news for Filipinos here and abroad. As one of our pioneering members, Bulatlat is a solid…

Maalab na pagbati at marubdob na pagpupugay ang ipinapaabot ng Karapatan sa pagdiriwang ng inyong ika-15 taong pagbabandila ng progresibong pamamahayag at paglilingkod sa sambayanan! Isinilang ang Bulatlat kasabay ng pag-akyat sa kapangyarihan ni dating Pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Parang pinagtiyap sa pangangailangan ang pagsilang nito sa panahong ito. Matatandaang ang 2001 hanggang 2010 ay…

Mabilis ang Internet saturation pati sa bansang tulad ng sa atin: 37 percent noong 2013, 48 percent sa 2014, 58 percent sa 2015, at 74 percent sa 2019. Isa sa apat na mamamayan ay magkakaroon ng akses sa Internet bago mag-2020. Natumbok ng Bulatlat, labinglimang taon na ang nakakaraan, ang potensyal ng platapormang Internet sa…

#15YearsofBulatlat | ‘My internship was one for the books’

My Bulatlat experience is definitely one for the books. Like a roller coaster ride, I must say. From joining the Labor Day rally, to immersing at Islang Puting Bato in Tondo, to a one-on-one heart wrenching interview with JL Burgos and Editha Burgos, family of the still missing activist Jonas Burgos, Bulatlat has definitely showed…