7th Media Monitor (or 6th Bonus), First Class, here #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

7th Media Monitor (or 6th Bonus), First Class, here

   The Seventh Media Monitor, regular or bonus, can be posted here, with deadline extended to Wednesday March 29 at 10am. A bonus not yet posted can be submitted on any week provided only one post per week will be credited.

     The Sixth Bonus is: as described in the group email sent/ that would be sent to you (please open your email inbox at 10am today).

    Happy “Gender-Fair-Treatment- of- the- Girl-Child- Week”!

 

 

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23 thoughts on “7th Media Monitor (or 6th Bonus), First Class, here #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

  1. [SIXTH BONUS POST]

    Just recently, controversial blogger Mocha Uson was suspended as a program host for her 30-minute show, Mocha Uson Blog: Boses Ng Ordinaryong Mamayanang Pilipino by the DZRH over a complaint by a viewer regarding her tirades against Vice President Leni Robredo for sending a video of herself criticizing the government’s bloody war on drugs to the annual meeting of the 60th United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. DZRH’s mother company, the Manila Broadcasting Company, is part of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas and has advised Uson to take up an accreditation exam by the broadcast industry’s non-governmental regulatory body for her to be allowed again to air.

    Her acts are clear violations of the KBP Code of Ethics (2007) with some of the pertinent provisions stated as follows:

    “Article 2. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARIES

    Sec. 2. Public affairs programs and commentaries shall be handled only by persons who have thorough knowledge of and practice broadcast ethics.

    Sec. 4. Public affairs programs shall strive to elicit responsible views on public issues, concerns and events from all sectors of society.

    Art. 4. PERSONAL ATTACKS
    Sec. 2 – Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize or attack a person, natural or juridical, are prohibited.

    ARTICLE 27. ON-AIR LANGUAGE
    Sec. 3. Name-calling and personal insults are prohibited.”

    The disciplinary suspension was consistent with the implementation or observation of these provisions/ standards/ principles of ethics since a below-the-belt commentary was made by an irresponsible media practitioner i.e., Mocha Uson, who is well known to be a staunch defender of the Duterte administration. Baseless rants and offensive remarks were thrown at a public official which clearly violates the KBP code of ethics the radio station adheres to.

    This is also best explained by KBP Code of Ethics’ Article 30: Accreditation, which states that:
    “Persons who regularly go on the air and newswriters, scriptwriters, editors and directors whose job is to produce material which go on-air shall be required to obtain accreditation with the KBP. Stations shall not allow any person to go on the air without the requisite accreditation except in instances provided in the rules of accreditation.”

    This event impacts on Mocha Uson’s fitness to be a board member of the MTRCB, a body that has mandate that contains the following:

    “Promote an environment leading to authentic and responsible self-regulation in the film and television industry.

    Promote and protect the family, the youth, the disabled, and other vulnerable sectors of society in the context of media and entertainment.

    Empower the Filipino family, particularly parents and at the grassroots level, such that family members are able to evaluate and intelligently choose media and entertainment content.

    Promote a value-based media and entertainment culture.”

    This just proves to show how MTRCB also adheres to its own code of ethics like KBP with both relying on responsible media as one of its most basic tenets. Speculations have risen regarding her capabilities to be part of the MTRCB’s board and her suspension in DZRH worsens her credibility as a media practitioner following ethical standards.

  2. [7th Regular Media Monitor]
    From the MTRCB code of ethics article 9, it states that, In the case of live television programs such as noontime variety shows and talk shows, the phrase “Parental Guidance” shall be superimposed onscreen throughout the airing of the program to continuously remind parents to be on the alert because such programs may contain material that they may deem inappropriate for their children. But in the news segment of the morning show Unang Hirit, some parts did not display the Parental Guidance pictogram advisory, especially when tackling a news on drug use.

  3. [6th BONUS MEDIA MONITOR]

    Mocha Uson’s radio show, Mocha Uson Blog: Boses Ng Ordinaryong Mamayanang Pilipino, in DZRH was suspended due the complaints on the March 18 episode. In the said episode, Uson attacked VP Leni Robredo for criticizing the War on Drugs and sent a video of herself to the United Nations, calling her an idiot and other profane language.

    Uson clearly violated the KBP’s Broadcast Code on the following provisions:

    • Art. 4, Sec. 2 – “Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize or attack a person, natural or juridical, are prohibited.”
    • Art. 25, Sec. 5 – “Offensive, obscene, blasphemous, profane, and vulgar double meaning words and phrases are prohibited, even if understood only by a segment of the audience.

    The disciplinary suspension is fair and consistent with the implementation or observation of those provisions because 1) the violation is very clear and inappropriate for a public broadcast, 2) Uson is not qualified to broadcast for she didn’t even take the KBP accreditation exam, which tests one’s knowledge about basic broadcasting. Other radio shows have also been suspended with such violations.

    This should have an impact on Mocha Uson’s fitness to be a board member of the MTRCB because she doesn’t even know the basics of broadcasting. She is unfit to be a board member because, aside from having no credentials, she is clearly affiliated to the administrations which causes a conflict of interest. She would always side with the government and attack anything or anyone that goes against the administration, an example is how she attacked VP Rorbredo, which is why exactly she was suspended from broadcasting.

  4. [6th Bonus]

    A commentary program anchored by Mocha Uson has been suspended by radio station DZRH, following the said host’s malicious comments on Vice President Leni Robredo. A number of complaints from listeners was received by the radio station because of Uson’s remarks against Robredo. One of the complainants, as mentioned in a news report by Inquirer, explains that, “Uson verbally attacked [Robredo] in a coarse, vicious language dripping with malice.”

    These acts by Uson are a clear violation of several broadcasting rules as stipulated in the KBP Code of Ethics (2007). According to Section 2 of the second article of the Code, “Public affairs programs and commentaries shall be handled only by persons who have thorough knowledge of and practice broadcast ethics.” Similarly, Section 4 of the same article states that, “Public affairs programs shall strive to elicit responsible views on public issues, concerns, and events from all sectors of society.”

    The following provisions of the Code were likewise violated by Uson: “Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize or attack a person, natural or juridical, are prohibited” (Article 4, Section 2); and “Offensive, obscene, blasphemous, profane, and vulgar double meaning words and phrases are prohibited, even if understood only by a segment of the audience”(Article 25, Section 5).

    As a present board member of the MTRCB, this incident puts a lot of question about the credibility and trustworthiness of Uson to hold such position. As a government officer and an ambassadress of responsible use of mass media in the country, it is expected from her to observe ethical journalism, and be critical and decent in expressing her views in public.

  5. [6th Bonus Point]

    Mocha Uson as a program host in DZRH was suspended due to her commentary, attacking VP Leni Robredo for sending a video criticizing the government’s bloody war on drugs to the annual meeting of the 60th United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

    The mother company of DZRH, Manila Broadcasting Company is part of the KBP. Mocha Uson in that segment of her program in DZRH have clearly violated a number of provisions in the KBP Code of Ethics. Here are the pertinent provisions in the KBP Code of Ethics (2007) that she violated:
    

Article 2. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARIES

    Sec. 2. Public affairs programs and commentaries shall be handled only by persons who have thorough knowledge of and practice broadcast ethics.

    Sec. 4. Public affairs programs shall strive to elicit responsible views on public issues, concerns and events from all sectors of society.

    Sec. 6. Opposing or contrasting sides of public issues should be fairly presented. 

    Article 4. PERSONAL ATTACKS

    Sec. 2. Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize or attack a person, natural or juridical, are
    prohibited.

    Sec. 3. Personal attacks against fellow broadcasters are
    prohibited. 

    Mocha Uson have also attacked the local press in her commentary.


    The disciplinary suspension is consistent with the implementation of the provisions of ethics because of the offensive remarks done by Mocha Uson in an a public radio program which shall not be tolerated. Such derogatory remarks shall never be expressed by a media practitioner in her line of work.

    This SHOULD impact the position of Mocha Uson as a board member of the MTRCB. MTRCB’s mandate is generally to regulate public programs for the promotion of a valuable media content for the viewers benefit. Mocha Uson, based on how she practices media isn’t promotional of MTRCB’s mandate, thus should arise a dilemma of her not being suited as a part of the MTRCB.

  6. [6TH BONUS POST]

    Mocha Uson and her radio show Mocha Uson Blog: Boses ng Ordinaryong Mamamayang Pilipino was suspended by the radio station DZRH after the airing of her March 18th episode, in which she “verbally attacked Vice President Leni Robredo with malicious language”, according to complaints.

    Mocha calls the VP a liar and a bearer of fake news, adding that her stupidity infuriates her.

    What are the pertinent provisions, standards, principles of ethics involved here?

    KBP Broadcast Code Of Ethics Article 4 Sec 2: Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize
    or attack a person, natural or juridical, are prohibited.
    Article 4 Sec. 4. When personal attacks against any person, institution or group are aired, that person, institution or group shall be given a fair opportunity to reply immediately in the same program, if possible, or at the earliest opportunity. If not, the opportunity to reply should be given in any other program under similar conditions.
    Article 8 Sec 2. No program or sponsor shall be allowed to manifestly favor or oppose any candidate or political party. However, the right to responsibly inform the public on significant issues and events and the duty to provide a forum for the discussion of such issues and events shall be respected.

    2.Was the disciplinary suspension consistent with the implementation or observation of those provisions/ standards/ principles of ethics? Why or why not?

    Under the KBP code of ethics, Mocha Uson conducted a grave offense (Article 4 and 8) thus the suspension of her program. Her need to take a renewal test so that she may gain her program back is also consistent with the idea of proving her ability as a broadcaster, rather than focusing on controversial aspects.

    3.Should this impact on Mocha Uson’s fitness to be a board member of the MTRCB? Why or why not?

    In my opinion, this has proven Mocha Uson to be unfit to be a board member of the MTRCB. As a broadcaster, and one with any sort of authority, Mocha Uson should adhere to the standards of the KBP. This has proven her to not be fit for the MTRCB position.

  7. [6TH BONUS POST]

    Mocha Uson’s show, Mocha Uson Blog: Boses ng Ordinaryong Mamamayang Pilipino, was suspended by the DZRH after the airing of the March 18 episode where Uson directed malicious remarks against Vice President Leni Robredo. Among other things, she claimed that Robredo a liar, stupid, and an idiot. Additionally, she claimed that the media gets paid to spread fake news. Now, she has to take an accreditation exam prepared by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas, or KBP, before she is allowed to go on-air.

    Complainants pointed out Uson’s violations of the provisions laid out in KBP:

    Art. 2, Sec. 2. – Public affairs programs and commentaries shall be handled only by persons who have thorough knowledge of and practice broadcast ethics.
    Art. 2, Sec. 4. – Public affairs programs shall strive to elicit responsible views on public issues, concerns and events from all sectors of society.

    Uson does not have a professional broadcaster’s license and obviously, does not promote responsible views on public concerns because of her trash talking against Leni. Other provisions that she violated were:

    Art. 4, Sec. 2 – Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize or attack a person, natural or juridical, are prohibited.
    Art. 25, Sec. 5 – Offensive, obscene, blasphemous, profane, and vulgar double meaning words and phrases are prohibited, even if understood only by a segment of the audience.

    Uson’s program unfairly criticized Robredo, especially because she was not there to defend herself. Also, Uson used a lot of cuss words during the 30-minute program.

    The disciplinary suspension was consistent with the observation of those provisions of ethics because she had already violated numerous of said provisions. However, more importantly, she does not have a professional broadcaster’s license which would allow her to actually host her own show (Art. 30). For me, this is the most pertinent violation because she is not even supposed to have a program if she does not even a license in the first place. Thus, the incident would not even have happened. It is just right that the KBP not allow her to go on-air if she does not have a license.

    I also believe that Mocha Uson should not be an MTRCB member any longer, since this incident showed that she is not fit to be part of the board. As member of the MTRCB, she should be the one spearheading responsible and ethical actions when on-air. This incident showed that Uson cannot even regulate her own program, so I think that she does not deserve to be part of a review and classifications board.

    References:
    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/03/24/dzrh-mocha-uson-exam-radio-show.html
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/883205/dzrh-suspends-mocha-usons-program-over-anti-robredo-remarks

  8. [6th Bonus Post]

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/883205/dzrh-suspends-mocha-usons-program-over-anti-robredo-remarks

    Mocha Uson’s 30-minute radio show in DZRH, Mocha Uson Blog: Boses ng Ordinaryong Mamayanang Pilipino, was suspended following her blatant commentary and verbal attack against Vice President Leni Robredo, even throwing cuss words on the broadcast, on her episode last March 18.

    Clearly, this act is in violation of the KBP Code of Ethics specifically the following pertinent provisions:

    Article 2, Section 2. “Public affairs programs and commentaries shall be handled only by persons who have thorough knowledge of and practice broadcast ethics.”
    Article 2, Section 4. “Public affairs programs shall strive to elicit responsible views on public issues, concerns and events from all sectors of society.”
    Article 4, Section 2. “Programs intended to malign, unfairly criticize or attack a person, natural or juridical, are prohibited.“
    Article 25 Section 5: “Offensive, obscene, blasphemous, profane, and vulgar double meaning words and phrases are prohibited, even if understood only by a segment of the audience.”

    DZRH’s mother company, Manila Broadcasting Corproation (MBC), is a member of KBP or the Kapisanan ng Brodkaster ng Pilipinas. They should be abiding by the code of ethics but several violations have been made as mentioned above, making the broadcast poor and inappropriate for the public. Therefore, the disciplinary suspension last March 23 is just consistent with the observation of the standards of ethics.

    Mocha Uson’s position as board member of MTRCB should also be questioned. Aside from her lack of knowledge, credentials and responsibility to be in the industry, her unprofessionalism in this incident shows how she is unable to follow through mandate and principles of ethics.

  9. [7th Regular Media Monitor]

    http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/165332-students-feared-dead-japan-avalanche

    This article discusses an incident where 8 high-school students were killed in an avalanche in Japan. No explicit photographs, insensitive details and wordings, and personal information such as names of the victims were included in the article.

    This is pertinent to specific provisions in the SPJ Code of Ethics. Under the Minimize Harm section, the article follows the following provisions: “Show compassion for those who may be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crimes, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent. Consider cultural differences in approach and treatment.” and “Realize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than public figures and others who seek power, influence or attention. Weigh the consequences of publishing or broadcasting personal information.”

  10. What are pertinent provisions/ standards/ principles of ethics involved here?

    Article 2. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARIES
    “Sec. 2. Public affairs programs and commentaries shall be handled only by persons who have thorough knowledge of and practice broadcast ethics.
    “Sec. 4. Public affairs programs shall strive to elicit responsible views on public issues, concerns and events from all sectors of society.

    Was the disciplinary suspension consistent with the implementation or observation of those provisions/ standards/ principles of ethics? Why or why not?

    I believe that the suspension was consistent with the implementation of the provisions since first of all, DZRH is a member of the KBP and is therefore bounded by the provisions. Clearly, the provisions stated were violated as Mocha Uson didn’t have knowledge pf ethics to even host her own show and she didn’t show responsibility in her opinions on national issues.

    3.Should this impact on Mocha Uson’s fitness to be a board member of the MTRCB? Why or why not?

    This should cause Mocha Uson’s position to be revoked. She obviously doesn’t know anything about media ethics. She isn’t fit to be a board member of the MTRCB.

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