2nd Media Monitor (regular or bonus) here #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

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                2nd Media Monitor

            (regular or bonus) here

      The Second Media Monitor can be posted here, with deadline extended to Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 5pm.

    As stated before, the media monitor may either be a regular or bonus post, provided only one media monitor post can be submitted per week.

   Bonus posts earn double the points.

    For any bonus post, one can choose from any of the seven bonus topics enumerated last week. In addition to the seven choices of bonus titles/topics earlier provided, any member of the class may also give their take on  the following bonus topic using the principles of ethics quoted below:

BONUS TITLE: Advocacy. Evaluate and review any indoor or outdoor public assembly you have observed first-hand since the start of the semester, using the following principles of ethics of advocacy work derived from a leading internationally known public relations society as applicable to advocacy work (quote the paragraph you are using as basis of your review/evaluation)

ADVOCACY
        Strive to serve the public interest by acting responsibly for the sectors they represent.
         Provide a voice in the marketplace of ideas, facts, and viewpoints to aid informed public debate.

HONESTY
        Adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of the sectors they represent and in communicating with the public.

EXPERTISE
       Acquire and use responsibly all specialized knowledge and experience.
        Advance one’s skills and work attitude through continued professional development, research, and education.
           Build mutual understanding, credibility, and relationships among a wide array of institutions and audiences.

INDEPENDENCE
        Provide objective advice to the sectors they represent.
        Be accountable for one’s actions.

LOYALTY
        Be faithful to the sectors they represent, while honoring the obligation to serve the public interest.

FAIRNESS
       Deal fairly with the sectors they represent, with competitors, peers, the media, and the general public.
       Respect all opinions and support the right of free expression.

    Happy viewing/ reading/ walking!

        

18 thoughts on “2nd Media Monitor (regular or bonus) here #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall refrain from writing reports which will adversely affect a private reputation unless the public interest justifies it. At the same time, I shall fight vigorously for public access to information, as provided for in the Constitution.”

    Man in drug watchlist shot dead in Quezon
    Link: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/966227/man-in-drug-watchlist-shot-dead-in-quezon

    The man involved was identified within the news article. Prior to being shot, it was said that the man had already surrendered to the police but remains listed in the local authorities’ drug watchlist due to his return to drug pushing. Identification of the man in the article is in accordance with the PPI Code of Ethics mentioned above because his involvement in drug peddling makes the issue of relevance to public interest.

  2. 2018 2nd Media Monitor [BONUS – DRUG WAR]

    PPI Code of Ethics:
    “I shall presume persons accused of crime of being innocent until proven otherwise. I shall exercise caution in publishing names of minors and women involved in criminal cases so that they may not unjustly lose their standing in society.”

    News report 1: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/balitapilipinas/443891/7-arestado-matapos-mahuli-nagre-repack-daw-at-gumagamit-ng-marijuana-sa-bahay/video/
    News report 2: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/qrt/443905/15-sangkot-umano-sa-droga-arestado-sa-magkakahiwalay-na-operasyon/video/#small

    I have two sides regarding the 2 reports. First, the mentioned provision in the PPI Code of ethics is followed in news report #1. A minor was involved in the drug operation yet the identification of this minor wasn’t disclosed. Also, there’s a part of the video wherein the looks of people caught by the police were blurred to hide their identification. However, in news report #2, the names of the involved “drug pushers” [2 of them are barangay tanod] were mentioned by the reporter. In this case, I’m just sort of confused especially these persons caught were labeled as “sangkot umano” [‘umano’, as word for confirmation]. In contrast, the identities of the adults who are also “sangkot umano” in news report #1 were not mentioned. Having watched these videos made me think that, why such same news content, same involved personalities [most of them are adult] yet identities are disclosed in news report 1 and not in news report 2 and could there be possible “neglect” or “mishandle” regarding this?

  3. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall refrain from writing reports which will adversely affect a private reputation unless the public interest justifies it. At the same time, I shall fight vigorously for public access to information, as provided for in the Constitution.”

    TV Patrol: Uber driver, inireklamo ng pangmomolestiya:

    Both the suspects in the two separate cases in this news report were named and shown on TV. This is a good practice of the provision of the PPI Code of Ethics as mentioned above because both cases are concerned with public interest–in this case, public transport users’ safety. News reports like this could be well used as a warning and a reminder for people for them to avoid ending up in the same situations in the future.

  4. 2018 2nd Media Monitor [BONUS – ASTROLOGY]

    KBP Broadcast Code of the Philippines: “Art. 13. Superstition and the occult.: Sec. 1. Programs featuring superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices, such as supernatural powers, foretelling of the future, astrology, phrenology, palm-reading, numerology, mind-reading, hypnotism, faith healing or similar subjects shall be careful not to induce belief in them. Care shall be taken to prevent the exploitation of people who may be easily swayed by such superstitious and pseudoscientific beliefs and practices.”

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/ulatfilipino/642391/ano-ang-iyong-kapalaran-ngayong-year-of-the-earth-dog/story/

    This is a good practice of the KBP Broadcast Code about “superstition and the occult” because the reporter, Vicky Morales said, “Tandaan, ang mga prediction na ito ay gabay lamang. ‘Wag po itong gawing tanging batayan ng ating tadhana, sa halip, ay gamitin itong patnubay para sa maayos na pamumuhay.” They were able to report about astrology with notice or warning to the viewers that they are not encouraging the audience to use the predictions solely on how to live their lives. I think it would be more appropriate if they’ll use the spiel, “Ang mga ito ay patnubay at gabay lamang sa pamumuhay. Nasa atin pa rin ang desisyon sa ating buhay.” This spiel is derived from the spiels of a chinese astrologer Hanz Chua and a former astrologer of Umagang Kay Ganda, Zenaida Seva, both from ABS-CBN. Because in the closing spiel of Morales, they already assume that the public consumed and already accepted it as one of the bases on how Filipinos will live their lives.

  5. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall not, in any manner, ridicule, cast aspersions on, or degrade any person by reason of sex, creed, religious belief, political conviction, cultural and ethnic origin.”

    Duterte to UP students who walk out of classes to join protests: I’ll give your slots to bright lumads
    Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/641853/duterte-to-up-students-who-walk-out-of-classes-to-join-protests-i-ll-give-your-slots-to-bright-lumads/story/

    The article cited above is a news story about President Duterte’s discontent at students from the University of the Philippines who absent themselves from classes in order to protest against the government or school officials. This story exhibits good practice of the PPI Code of Ethics provision mentioned above. To be more particular, it upholds not ridiculing, casting aspersions on, or degrading any person or group of people solely on the basis of political conviction. This can be said given that the writer made sure to keep his view on the students – and therefore there political conviction against the government – objective. He did not denounce the students in any way because of their political alignment, nor did he cast any aspersions. This ensured that the story was merely reporting what the Philippine president had to say about the students. Like all good pieces of journalism, this story remained objective and accurate.

  6. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall refrain from writing reports which will adversely affect a private reputation unless the public interest justifies it. At the same time, I shall fight vigorously for public access to information, as provided for in the Constitution.”

    “2 deaths may be due to Dengvaxia failure – experts”
    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/02/02/Dengvaxia-dengue-vaccine-deaths-PGH-panel.html

    The article continues to cover the issue of Dengvaxia. While the article explores the possible angles of the deaths in question, which are children, that is not the reason why it falls under this particular PPI. The reason it does is because the article does not state the names of those who died. It only states the number of children who died which could be linked to Dengvaxia, but there was no mention of names. I believe it was morally correct that the people who wrote this article didn’t state the name of the children, to give the privacy that the parents deserve.

  7. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Bonus)
    “Drug War”
    Manila Bulletin headlines:
    New Tokhang’s first week yields over 800 surrenderees, zero casualties

    https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/02/02/new-tokhangs-first-week-yields-over-800-surrenderees-zero-casualties/

    The article reports about PNP’s statements regarding the “bloodless” first week of the new Tokhang, as the citizens have been more cooperative and responsive. Furthermore, it reports PNP’s intensified drug campaign efforts as the SWS survey (in fourth quarter of 2017) showed that the number of drug users increased in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, albeit decreased in Metro Manila.

  8. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (BONUS)
    “Mayon”

    Phivolcs sees third lava track flowing from Mayon crater

    “The media have roles to play before, during, and after a disaster. In many incidents, journalists are among the first to arrive on the scene and report on events as they unfold; they are first informers in the disaster zone. Media and communication technologies can greatly aid or hinder efforts to prepare citizens for threats; convey important, lifesaving information during a crisis; assist in rescues, reunions, and relocations; support relief efforts; and promote accountability after the fact. At the same time, journalists are themselves vulnerable to the hazardous situations on which they report.” (“First Informers in the Disaster Zone: The Lessons of Katrina“, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, 2006)” from CMFR

    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/966721/phivolcs-sees-third-lava-track-flowing-from-mayon-crater#ixzz56LvwEUyD

    Media should be cautious in reporting disasters. As we all know, scientific terms especially when not explained well by the media reporter/writer can cause confusion to the public (remember “storm surge”). In the article of the inquirer, I find it easy to understand although there are few scientific terms present like “Mayon’s high level of unrest” but still, it’s easy to digest.

  9. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics “I shall refrain from writing reports which will adversely affect a private reputation unless the public interest justifies it. At the same time, I shall fight vigorously for public access to information, as provided for in the Constitution.”

    Magkasintahan timbog sa buy-bust; P300K halaga ng ‘party drugs’ nasabat
    http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/06/18/magkasintahan-timbog-sa-buy-bust-p300k-halaga-ng-party-drugs-nasabat

    Tan and Cabresos, both in a relationship, are private people until drugs were found in their apartment. They became a public interest after finding out that they have been selling drugs. This is considered illegal in the country which resulted to them being arrested. This is a manifestation of the said provision from PPI Code of Ethics earlier.

  10. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall presume persons accused of crime of being innocent until proven otherwise. I shall exercise caution in publishing names of minors and women involved in criminal cases so that they may not unjustly lose their standing in society.”

    “2 Davao City cops face criminal charges for mauling minors”: https://www.rappler.com/nation/195418-davao-city-cops-criminal-charges-mauling-minors

    The news reported the filing of administrative and criminal cases against two Davao City Police officers who mauled three minors. This incident happened last January and ever since, has been an ongoing investigation. Although a CCTV footage of the incident is present and that the cases filed against them were only done recently, the article implied that they were already guilty by putting emphasis on the cases and only showing one sentence that speaks of the policemen’s side. Thus, the first part of the abovementioned PPI Code of Ethics was not done right. However, this is also a good practice in that it did not mention the names of the minors involved.

  11. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall refrain from writing reports which will adversely affect a private reputation unless the public interest justifies it. At the same time, I shall fight vigorously for public access to information, as provided for in the Constitution.”

    ‘Most trusted’ recognition to Caloocan police meant to mislead public, rights group says

    http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/06/1785182/most-trusted-recognition-caloocan-police-meant-mislead-public-rights

    Kristine Joy Patag, the writer of this article was able to completely report on the statement of Karapatan Human Rights Group on how the Caloocan City Police are being heralded as the “most trusted” police group in the country. The Human Rights group slammed them for this saying that awarding the said police group the title belittles the murder case that is being held against the same police group. Kristine Joy Patag was able to successfully follow the specifed PPI Code because she kept the specific people from the Human Rights group anonymous. In doing so, she protected the private reputation of the people behind Karapatan Human Rights group, but at the same time was still able to report the necessary information needed in the news report.

  12. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (BONUS – DRUG WAR)

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall not, in any manner, ridicule, cast aspersions on, or degrade any person by reason of sex, creed, religious belief, political conviction, cultural and ethnic origin.”

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/642046/chinese-mexican-cartels-top-sources-of-smuggled-drugs-in-phl-pdea/story/

    This article’s heading can immediately bring stereotype to its readers, making them link drug pushers to Chinese and Mexicans. I believe that it could have been done in a better manner so as to avoid this. It is now a risk for innocent Chinese and Mexicans in the country because people will now associate them to drug pushers because of what this news says.

  13. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (BONUS – Dengvaxia)

    24 Oras: Ex-DOH Sec. Garin, sinugod ng mga magulang ng ilang batang binakunahan ng Dengvaxia
    LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lTjqhrQgQg

    The coverage by the media on the dengvaxia vaccine has been so dramatized and has caused panic or hysteria. Adding on to this is this news item which featured, and used as the opening clip, former DOH secretary Garin being pressured and blamed by parents of children who were vaccinated by dengvaxia. However, what I find problematic here, like how most media and news items present “victim slapping suspects with slippers” scene is that they have leaned to a presumption that indeed, the secretary is guilty. This violates the 8th item in the PPI Code of Ethics which is “I shall presume persons accused of crime of being innocent until proven otherwise. I shall exercise caution in publishing names of minors and women involved in criminal cases so that they may not unjustly lose their standing in society.” They even got the parent’s opinion with an interview but not Garin’s. This seems problematic as this item aired too in almost all news shows. It is even featured in the Philippines Daily Inquirer (https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/966304/emotional-mothers-confront-garin-over-dengvaxia). This kind of reporting allows the people to presume Garin as guilty as it becomes appeal to emotion. Even emphasizing the parents’ shirt noting; Justice for Dengvaxia victims while sobbing and shouting at Garin.

  14. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Bonus)
    “Dengvaxia”

    SPJ Code of Ethics: “Journalists should show compassion for those who many be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crime, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent. Consider cultural differences in approach and treatment.”

    GMA News: PAO forensics team to exhume body of another Dengvaxia recipient in Nueva Ecija

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/642480/pao-forensics-team-to-exhume-body-of-another-dengvaxia-recipient-in-nueva-ecija/story/?just_in

    This article is a good practice of the provision stated above as there was consent from the parent of the victim as she was retelling his story. The article did not however show the name of her second child who has taken Dengvaxia but has not felt any of the symptoms. The article also does the same for a 2nd subject in Michael Urbino whose 12-year-old child’s name was not show in the article. This is also good practice of the above provision as the children are still alive and are not able to consent themselves to be written about in the article.

  15. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (BONUS- DENGVAXIA)

    Philippine Press Institute: The Philippine Journalist’s Code of Ethics

    “I shall scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts nor to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis. I recognize the duty to air the other side and the duty to correct substantive errors promptly.”

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/195372-up-pgh-assure-public-hysteria-dengvaxia

    The report above is all about the Dengvaxia hearing last February 6. This is news report is a good practice of first provision of PPI’s Philippine Journalist Code of Ethics. The news report included vital arguments from PGH experts, DOH secretary, and the Senators. It carefully reported the previous cases regarding dengvaxia and the hysteria that is happening. It reported the most important facts and points. It actually featured a short timeline what happened and what is the current actions regarding the Dengvaxia controversy. It’s a good move since a lot of readers get lost about the happenings in the controversy.

  16. 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/07/18/lalaki-pinaslang-umano-ng-karelasyon-ng-asawa

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I sahll presume persons accused of crime of being innocent until proven otherwise. I shall exercise caution in publishing names of minors and women involved in criminal cases so that they may not unjustly lose thier standing in society.”

    I believe this report showed good practices based on the PPI Code of Ethics stated above. The reporter didn’t write the names of the persons involved. Instead, the reporter listed the ‘alyas’ of the persons. Since the reporter got the source from the neighbors, who seemed to be witnesses, and since their innocence weren’t proven yet, I think it is a good practice to not list the names of the people involved. It was done in order to protect their privacy and innocence.

  17. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Bonus – Dengvaxia)

    SPJ Code of Ethics: “Journalists should show compassion for those who many be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crime, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent. Consider cultural differences in approach and treatment.”

    Link: http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/07/18/gabriela-mga-biktima-ng-dengvaxia-nangalampag-sa-doh
    (see video)

    The news above entitled “Gabriela, mga biktima ng Dengvaxia, nangalampag sa DOH” clearly followed the SPJ Code of Ethics provision about dealing with juveniles and showing compassion for those who may be affected by the news. While covering the news about the incident, faces of children allegedly victims of Dengvaxia were pixelated everytime they appear. In addition to that, they also didn’t mention the names of the children nor their parents’ names. This good practice should always be considered whenever dealing with sensitive issues such as Dengvaxia as it would keep their privacy and life protected.

  18. 2018 2nd Media Monitor (Regular)

    (link) http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/966773/bill-on-rallies-no-permit-needed-but-tougher-penalties

    PPI Code of Ethics: “I shall scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts nor to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis. I recognize the duty to air the other side and the duty to correct substantive errors promptly.”

    The reporter explained the positive effect of the New Public Assembly Act, stating that it would scrape out the previous requirement for the mayor’s approval to be able to organize the public. He then continued with its negative effect, citing some congressmen who clarified that the bill would also give heavier penalties to its violators, punishing them with about 6 months to 6 years in prison. This report showed good practice of PPI Code of Ethics because it revealed both the progressive and regressive repercussions of the bill. It did not incite hatred but instead cleared things up. The reporter also did not take any side by delivering the report objectively.

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