8th Media Monitor or 6th bonus (new) or other bonuses not yet posted: here #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

    The 8th media monitor can be posted here. You may use the provisions of the KBP Broadcast Code or other codes taken up in class.

    The 6th bonus (new) is: to comparatively review, or review and compare, the media coverage of the biggest gathering of indigenous communities and Moro peoples to protest militarization of their lands and the murders of their kin, or the Lakbayan 2016, to the media coverage of the wake of the Thai king last week, or other stories highlighted by the media, using provisions of the codes taken up in class.

    Or you may post other bonus not yet submitted: as stated before, only one post this week and every week is allowed.

    The deadline for this media monitor is extended to Thursday, Oct. 20, 9am (morning).

      Exams, as scheduled and stated at the start of the semester,  will push thru next Thursday.

      Happy viewing, reading, and posting 🙂 

22 thoughts on “8th Media Monitor or 6th bonus (new) or other bonuses not yet posted: here #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 8th Media Monitor (6th Bonus): Lakbayan 2016 and Thai king’s wake

    GMA News Online reported on the gathering of 3k indigenous people at UP Diliman on their call for protection of rights. According to the report, the event is the first of its kind. Minority groups all over the country gathered to protest against militarization and plunder of ancestral lands. Based on the SPJ, journalists must give voice to the voiceless and boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. I think that this article was able to do so. However, I think that the author was not able to present all sides of the story.

    Reuters published an article about Thailand’s King Bhumibol’s wake, last October 14. Thailand worshipped Bhumibol as a father figure during his 70 year reign. He died a few days ago in the Bangkok hospital because of illnesses affecting his lungs, kidneys, brain and blood. I think something that lacks in this author based on the SPJ is the lack of context and information on Bhumibol’s death. However, the report on the wake is quite extensive and clear.

    I feel that Reuters’s coverage of the wake is much more in depth and fair as compared to GMA News’s coverage of the Lakbayan. However, both were able to follow several codes from the SPJ.

    Sources:
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584982/news/nation/some-3k-indigenous-people-gather-at-up-diliman-to-call-for-protection-of-rights
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-king-idUSKCN12D32J?il=0

  2. Regine C. Gochuico
    (5th Bonus Post)—8th media monitor
    6th bonus: Lakbayan 2016, to the media coverage of the wake of the Thai king last week

    The article entitled In Wake of Thai King’s Death, Grief Is Black and White published last October 14,2016 by The Associated Press King Bhuminol Adulyadej’s was Thailand’s King for the last 70 years. He died at the age 88. When he died people shared their grief by wearing black. The news station were bombarded with stories about his death. Even news websites, newspapers and social media such as Google have shared their respect and appreciation by covering their in front page in subdued color . The news has provided an accurate source or information about the death of the King posted in The Associated Press in Bangkok last October 14, 2016. However it violated the SPJ Code of Ethics on the ruling of (1.) Provide context. The news story did not contain the nature of death that may lead the reader to ask why he died. Is it because of old age or sickness? (2.) Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Such question given above should have been verified to feed the curiosity of the reader.

    In the news article posted in Anakbayan last October 13, 2016 entitled NEWS: Youth and student groups hold rallies welcoming Lakbayan of National Minorities in Manila, there was an elaboration of what happened in the rally. It says that different institutions walked out from their classes to join the rally to voice out their campaign about the issue of tuition increase. On the part of indigenous people their call was on the rampant killings which happened in their place and to the restructuring projects such as mining, dam projects, and agri business plantations.

    Compared with the news article of the King’s death this news article has not violated any provisions. In fact, it has followed the SPJ Code of Ethics to (1.) Boldy tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. (2.) Give voice to the voiceless. Here in the news article Anakbayan shared to readers the misfortune and grievances of those minority groups and the students.

    Sources: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/wake-thai-kings-death-grief-black-white-42796468
    http://www.anakbayan.org/news-youth-and-student-groups-hold-rallies-welcoming-lakbayan-of-national-minorities-in-manila/

  3. [8th Media Monitor: 6th Bonus Post “Lakbayan vs. Thai King’s Death”]

    An article published by GMA News Online entitled, “Some 3k indigenous people gather at UP Diliman to call for protection of rights”, discussed the protest of the national minority (various tribes of indigenous people from the Philippines) against land-grabbing and militarization, among other issues, in their ancestral lands. The article included testimonies of Kerlan Fanagel, spokesperson of Kalumaran and Southern Mindanao Lumad group PASAKA; Ben Te, UPD USC Councilor, Roberta Ryan, member of Anakbayan-USA, and Sarah Raymundo, UP professor and head secretariat of Save Our Schools Network. The subject of the story and its major stakeholder, the “Lakbayanis” were not interviewed. According to the SPJ Code of Ethics, a journalist must “boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience.” Furthermore, journalists should “provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.” Since there were no follow-up stories regarding the Lakbayan, GMA did not entirely uphold this provision.

    Also published by GMA News Online is an article on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Several articles by the same news site followed, updating the life of the news story, manifesting an SPJ provision to “provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.”

    On the number of articles published by GMA on both issues, King Bhumibol’s death made at least four headlines while there was only one headline regarding Lakbayan. Additionally, searching for the protest held by national minorities yields few results from major news sites. “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya” is underreported. As the national minority is already marginalized, the media, now more than ever, must “be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless” as per the SPJ code of ethics.

    Links:
    GMA News Online on Lakbayan: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584982/news/nation/some-3k-indigenous-people-gather-at-up-diliman-to-call-for-protection-of-rights

    GMA News Online on Thai King’s Death: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584922/news/world/king-bhumibol-world-s-longest-reigning-monarch-dies

  4. [8th Media Monitor: 6th Bonus Post “Lakbayan vs. Thai King’s Death”]

    An article published by GMA News Online entitled, “Some 3k indigenous people gather at UP Diliman to call for protection of rights”, discussed the protest of the national minority (various tribes of indigenous people from the Philippines) against land-grabbing and militarization, among other issues, in their ancestral lands. The article included testimonies of Kerlan Fanagel, spokesperson of Kalumaran and Southern Mindanao Lumad group PASAKA; Ben Te, UPD USC Councilor, Roberta Ryan, member of Anakbayan-USA, and Sarah Raymundo, UP professor and head secretariat of Save Our Schools Network. The subject of the story and its major stakeholder, the “Lakbayanis” were not interviewed. According to the SPJ Code of Ethics, a journalist must “boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience.” Furthermore, journalists should “provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.” Since there were no follow-up stories regarding the Lakbayan, GMA did not entirely uphold this provision.

    Also published by GMA News Online is an article on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Several articles by the same news site followed, updating the life of the news story, manifesting an SPJ provision to “provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.”

    On the number of articles published by GMA on both issues, King Bhumibol’s death made at least four headlines while there was only one headline regarding Lakbayan. Additionally, searching for the protest held by national minorities yields few results from major news sites. “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya” is underreported. As the national minority is already marginalized, the media, now more than ever, must “be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless” as per the SPJ code of ethics.

    Links:
    GMA News Online on Lakbayan: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584982/news/nation/some-3k-indigenous-people-gather-at-up-diliman-to-call-for-protection-of-rights

    GMA News Online on Thai King’s Death: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584922/news/world/king-bhumibol-world-s-longest-reigning-monarch-dies

  5. 8th Media Monitor: Lakbayan coverage

    GMA News online published an article covering the Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya gathering at the University of the Philippines Diliman. There were more than 150 indigenous communities coming from all over the Philippines. Around 2000 of the IPs formally start the event by marching at the UP Academic Oval. This event is first of its kind and they want the government to be more open about their calls as they got no response during Aquino’s administration.

    The article also gave way for the IPs to really voice out their calls for peace talks. In the duration of this event, several cultural presentations and educational discussions are expected.

    The SPJ Code of Ethics states that journalists must boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience and to seek sources whose voices we seldom hear. This is a good example of this provision as it really gave way for the IPs what really happens in their homelands.
    Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584982/news/nation/some-3k-indigenous-people-gather-at-up-diliman-to-call-for-protection-of-rights

  6. 8th Media Monitor – Regular media monitor

    Rallyists trying to flip car over, PNP on Anti – US protesters: “Hindi naman sila sinagasaan”

    This news article airing the side of the National Capital Region Police office director presented the stand of the authorities after the violent dispersal of student and indigenous protesters by the police last Wednesday.

    Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde claims that protesters were not intentionally assaulted by the police and that they will file charges against the perpetrators of the violent protest.

    Though this may be contrary to the public sentiment, the news article from GMA news showed the side of the other party, which is the police, in the said situation, thus following the SPJ Code of ethics standard of diligently seeking subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond. The news article also provided context though the news is mainly focused on giving the position of the authorities. It was stated right after the claims of the NCRPO that a video emerged showing a police vehicle running over and hitting protesters. This provided the context of the news also adhering to the standard of the SPJ code of ethics about taking special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify the story.

    Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/585649/news/metro/pnp-on-anti-us-protesters-hindi-naman-sila-sinagasaan

  7. BONUS POST – REVIEW AND COMPARE
    8th media monitor – 6th bonus post

    The article “IPs converge at UP for Lakbayan 2016” of GMA News Online only comprised of three sentences. According to The SPJ Code of Ethics, journalists must boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience and to seek sources whose voices we seldom hear. I think the journalist wasn’t able to accomplish that in the said article. Searching for more articles, I also came across another article still from GMA News online – Some 3k indigenous people gather at UP Diliman to call for protection of rights. It contained more information about Lakbayan 2016 and it also included statements and interviews from people heading and organizing the event. With that said, I think it would be better to have interviewed the indigenous people themselves. In terms of providing updates with the event, GMA News online have wrote articles on how the military greeted the indigenous people with water cannons at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon city and the most recent incident — the violent dispersal during the protests in front of the US Embassy.

    Overall, despite the mere stating of facts, I would say that there hasn’t been any effort to thoroughly discuss what the IPs are fighting for by perhaps writing brief history or a background check on what they have been through for the past years.

    On the other hand, an article also by GMA News online entitled, “Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol,” is a well-written and informative article as it included interviews from different people on how they are feeling, history and description of the said king, and the current state of Thailand as they grief for such a tragic loss. Details on ** were also included.

    Overall, I think the importance and relevance of Lakbayan 2016 wasn’t emphasized that much. As for the news on Thailand, it had relatively more information compared to the articles on Lakbayan 2016.

    **I’ve been trying to post it since this early morning but I couldn’t get a stable internet connection 😦 **

    links:
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/photo/197694/news/ips-converge-at-up-for-lakbayan-2016

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584988/news/world/thailand-wakes-to-uncertainty-grief-without-king-bhumibol

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584982/news/nation/some-3k-indigenous-people-gather-at-up-diliman-to-call-for-protection-of-rights

  8. [Fifth Bonus Post: Lakbayan Coverage vs Thai king coverage]

    The fight of the indigenous peoples is a very hot topic right now especially with the violent dispersal of rallyists at the US embassy yesterday. With that being said, the coverage of of the Lakbayan 2016, a gathering of minority groups in the country ” to collectively protest against the increased militarization and plunder of ancestral lands,” was quite lacking. Basing it off of the GMA article “Some 3k indigenous people gather at UP Diliman to call for protection of rights”, it follows the SPJ Code of Ethics provision that journalists must “boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience” and to “seek sources whose voices we seldom hear”, which is a good practice. The article interviewed spokespeople from the Lumad groups and other groups such as Anakbayan-USA and the Save Our Schools Network, a good representation of national minorities.

    However, in comparison to this article on the recent death of the Thai king, “King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies,” the Lakbayan coverage pales in comparison to the detailed report. Right from the get-go you can actually notice that the article is a lot longer with 41 paragraphs as opposed to the Lakbayan article’s 14 paragraphs. It goes into detail on the politics of King Bhumibol when he was still alive. It would have been great for GMA to also go into detail on what is happening to the minority groups (ie being forced to leave their ancestral lands to amke way for foreign mining companies, etc.) in order to make the report more in-depth. Overall, the coverage is diluted.

    Sources: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584922/news/world/king-bhumibol-world-s-longest-reigning-monarch-dies, http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/584982/news/nation/some-3k-indigenous-people-gather-at-up-diliman-to-call-for-protection-of-rights

    (Sorry for the late post! Internet problems with PLDT)

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