Editoryal: Patay na ang Tagapagbalita

Wala na ang pinakamalaking tagapagbalita sa Pilipinas.  Matapos tulugan ng Kongreso ng may kung ilang buwan ang aplikasyon ng ABS-CBN para sa bago nitong prangkisa upang patuloy na makapagpasahimpapawid, alinsunod sa Saligang-Batas, tinuluyan nang tuldukan ng National Telecommunications Commission ngayong gabi ang pagpatay sa Channel 2, mga kapatid nitong istasyon sa iba’t ibang probinsya pati…

A Crossroad in Press Freedom and a Golden Chance

I remember watching from my room in 2007 the footage of journalists handcuffed in plastic bands and shoved to a bus during their coverage of the Antonio Trillanes IV-led siege at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati. I was a 2nd year journalism student in UST. I think that was one of the first defining…

Pressuring Press Freedom

One of the core principles of journalism is to be the watchdog of authority figures, especially the government. It aims to provide transparency and break the walls between power and the people. Shenanigans, propaganda, and all that — trust the media to find that out. Given this, it is not surprising when a government official…