“Who are they?” Written by Mark Gubagaras, Student #8


Kerricks, Guillielmus. Flemish sculptor (1682-1745). Confessionals. 1713.Oak. O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp. Downloaded with express permission from the Web Gallery of Art at http://www.wga.hu from site admin Emil Kren, Ph.D.. Many thanks.


     Comment on forgetting to identify news sources ( Written by Mark Gubagaras, Student #8) . One clause deleted by blog admin for legal reasons.


        Quote “On January 6, in QTV 11’s news program Review Philippines, news anchor Mike Enriquez reported a news item entitled, “GMA 7 files libel suit vs ABS-CBN over ratings issue.” The report said that GMA 7 filed a P15-million libel suit against ABS-CBN 2 for its ‘false and malicious reporting’ on the Kapuso network’s alleged involvement in the manipulation of ratings in Bacolod City. While both sides of GMA and ABS-CBN were presented in the report, the program forgot to cite the names of its news sources – the network’s vice president for legal affairs, its legal counsel, and AGB Nielsen’s lawyer – whose statements (in the form of video clips from interviews) were all used in the story.


        Quote “The news program clearly violated the Journalist’s Code of Ethics, particularly: Section 1, stating the journalist’s job to “scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts, nor to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis,” (one clause deleted by  blog admin for legal reasons).  It also violated Section 2 under the News and Public Affairs part of the KBP Television Code, where news sources should be properly attributed in keeping with the highest standards of broadcast journalism. Jan 9, 11:32 PM —“ closed-quote.