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unfinished murder investigation. written by Student #2

Jacobello del Fiore.  Italian painter, Venetian school (b. 1370, Venezia, d. 1439, Venezia) Justice between the Archangels Michael and Gabriel . (detal) 1421. Tempera on panel, 210 x 190 cm. Gallerie dell’Accademia, VeniceDownloaded with express permission from the Web Gallery of Art at http://www.wga.hu from site admin Emil Kren, Ph.D.. Many thanks.

 

       

      Quote “On page A17 of the Philippine Daily Inquirer last January 14 were two stories placed side-by-side, both discussing the issue of granting pardon to “Ninoy killers.” The first story, which started at the front page of the PDI was entitled “Pardon Ninoy killers, Joker urges,” while the other story has the headline ” ‘No medical checkup order.”

 

      

      Quote “The stories presented both sides of the story. The first one quoted Sen. Joker Arroyo, Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales, Public Attorney’s Office head Persida Acosta — all supporting the call for the release of 13 ex-soldiers out of the 16 (three have died in prison) who were sentenced to double-life imprisonment for the assassination of Ninoy Aquino. The other story quoted Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita denying that he ordered the medical examination of the 13 detainees, contesting Acosta’s claim that “the medical examination was conducted upon the instruction of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita” and that “the order from Secretary Ermita was urgent.” Ermita also noted that “not one of the 13 convicts were near age 70, their ages ranging from 48 to 63 years,” a fact that those quoted in the first story failed to mention.

 

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Jacobello del Fiore.  Italian painter, Venetian school (b. 1370, Venezia, d. 1439, Venezia)Justice between the Archangels Michael and Gabriel .  1421. Tempera on panel, 210 x 190 cm. Gallerie dell’Accademia, VeniceDownloaded with express permission from the Web Gallery of Art at http://www.wga.hu from site admin Emil Kren, Ph.D.. Many thanks.

            

         Quote “This  is in accordance to Article III, Number 1 and 3 of the Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct of the Philippine Press Institute. Number 1 of the aforementioned article in the code says that “All efforts must be exerted to make stories fair, accurate and balanced. Getting the other side is a must, especially for the most sensitive and critical stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not any day later.” Number 3 of the same article states that “Single sourced stories must be avoided as a rule. There is always the imperative to get a second, third, or more sources, the contending parties to an issue, the expert source, the affected party, the prominent and the obscure, in the story. We must strive at all times to ascertain the truth of our sources’ assertions.” Jan 15, 10:22 PM —“ closed-quote.  

 

 

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wars, written by Student #5

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Clock called “The Chariot of Diana” (detail). circa 1610. Ebony, gilt bronze, 31 x 41 x 17 cm. Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan. Downloaded from the Web Gallery of Art at www.wga.hu with express permission. Many thanks!            

         Network wars. Authored by Student # 5. Unedited by blog admin.

                    Quote “Last  weekend  (Dec. 29-30, 2007  -blog admin), ABS-CBN issued a public statement about another network’s (not mentioned) alleged manipulation of the TV ratings survey conducted by AGB Nielsen. The 3-minute video clip aired (during primetime) explained how the ratings are (sic)  determined and went on to talk about the other network’s informant, who was paid to go around the homes (in Bacolod) with the TV meters and pay them so that they would switch channels. I laud the fact that ABS-CBN made an effort to explain certain technicalities to the public, yet they are (sic)  not without fault.                      

           Quote “In response to this statement, GMA has started airing a 2-minute video clip contradicting ABS-CBN’s previous statements. It accused the latter of twisting the facts. It went on to say that Maya Reforma of AGB never admitted to (sic)  any kind of cheating committed by GMA (while Judge Gonzales asserted that ABS-CBN’s apprehensions “are not without justifiable reasons”).    

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Clock called “The Chariot of Diana” . circa 1610. Ebony, gilt bronze, 31 x 41 x 17 cm. Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan. Downloaded from the Web Gallery of Art at www.wga.hu with express permission.  Thanks again!                                 

       Quote “Clause # 5 of the KBP TV Code regarding Public Affairs, states that: “No station shall allow its airtime and other facilities to be used to malign or unfairly attack other persons or groups on issues which have no bearing on the public welfare.” Both stations are clearly guilty about violating this provision. In its statement, GMA has clearly identified ABS-CBN, adding that they will (sic) file a suit against the network. Compared to GMA, ABS-CBN didn’t mention any particular network, but still I think it was not appropriate to devote precious airtime to such matters. It wasn’t even a matter of life and death. ABS-CBN has already filed a case against AGB and if GMA intends to file a case against the other network, then they should just have let the courts decide about the matter and not publicize it excessively.

                      Quote “In addition, both networks’ actions also violate (sic)  a provision from (sic)  the Journalist’s Code of Ethics saying that journalists should not “suppress  essential facts nor distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis.” Both networks chose to include facts that would present them on (sic) a positive side (sic)  and put the blame on their competitor. Clearly, there was a conflict of interest present in both sides. Jan 4, 1:57 AM” closed-quote. 

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