Monthly Archives: March 2008

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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