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     The Third Media Monitor can be posted here with deadline extended to Wednesday 14 Feb 2018 at 5pm. Only one post per week will be given points: either a regular media monitor or a bonus post (choose from any of the topics provided earlier, in no particular order).

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14 thoughts on “3rd Media Monitor here (either regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS

    Writing the Story

    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.

    ARTICLE:

    Panic over Dengvaxia hurting other immunization, health programs

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/965935/panic-over-dengvaxia-hurting-other-immunization-health-programs

    This article is a good practice of this provision of Expanded PPI Code of Ethics. The recent controversy about Dengvaxia has been politically charged. In this article, it reported how the Dengvaxia controversy affects negatively the other immunization programs of the government. Department of Health Undersecretary Roalndo Enrique Domingo gave a sattement how other immunization programs were suffering. Other people from institutions involved were also interviewed about this: Dr. Maria Cecilia Lim of UP-PGH, Dr. Sylvia Claudio of CSWCD and Doctors for Public Welfare also weighed in, and a counterargument from PAO Chief Atty. Persida Acosta was also reported.

    Dengvaxia is a crictical story and very timely. It is very important to gather all the data and sides from different people and institutions involved.

  2. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (Bonus: Dengvaxia)

    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics
    Writing the Story: We shall accord equal prominence to rejoinders, rebuttals and clarification from persons or agencies criticized in our stories. Thee should run without any delays, or as promptly as possible, and should be edited only for grammar.

    Article: Gordon: Aquino, Garin may face charges over Dengvaxia mess
    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/02/07/dick-gordon-noynoy-aquino-janette-garin-charges-dengvaxia.html

    The article is a good practice of this specific provision under the Expanded PPI Code of Ethics because the article states the side of former President Benigno Aquino III. Aquino, along with former Health Secretary Janette Garin, may face charges over the Dengvaxia issue, to which the article quotes Aquino’s side, saying, “From our perspective, the choice is simple. We can implement it at this point and time for the protection or wait at least a year as a minimum and expose our people to a risk that could have been prevented because of this vaccine,”. I believe that in this article, it does not show only the Senate’s side, but including the other party, which is always fair. No story should be one-sided, and should always remain neutral in giving the news.

  3. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (Bonus: Dengvaxia)

    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics

    Writing the Story: We shall accord equal prominence to rejoinders, rebuttals and clarification from persons or agencies criticized in our stories. Thee should run without any delays, or as promptly as possible, and should be edited only for grammar.

    ARTICLE: 13 DOH officials face administrative raps over Dengvaxia mess

    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2018/02/05/13-doh-officials-face-administrative-raps-over-dengvaxia-mess-587375

    The article is one-sided as it only reported about the stand of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI) regarding their accusation against the 13 DOH officials, who were named one by one, but whose opinions were not even mentioned. With the VACC petition’s passages supplemented, and no lines stating the side of the 13 DOH officials or the DOH itself concerning the accusation, the article may seem biased or leaning more towards the accusing parties.

  4. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS
    Writing the Story: 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.

    Gordon: Aquino, Garin may face charges over Dengvaxia mess
    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/02/07/dick-gordon-noynoy-aquino-janette-garin-charges-dengvaxia.html

    (Groups file case vs. ex-Pres. Aquino, other officials over Dengvaxia
    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/02/12/vacc-vpci-lawsuit-aquino-garin-abad-dengvaxia.html

    Both articles show a good practice of objective news writing. In the first article, included is former President Aquino’s statement about the issue; while the second shows a statement from Aquino’s spokesperson that he will address the allegations soon. Both articles are fair in regarding Aquino’s right to declare statements or rebuttals to allegations pressed against him in light of the Dengvaxia issue.

  5. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: MEDIA COVERAGE, RAPPLER)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS

    Writing the Story: 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.

    Article: Student journalists join protest against SEC action vs Rappler

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/961153/news-rappler-college-editors-guild-of-the-philippines-cegp-sec-media-ownership-up-cmc-omidyar-network

    The article exhibits good practice of the provision of the Expanded PPI Code of Ethics mentioned above. First and foremost, it reports both sides of the story. To be specific, it makes sure to explain both the side of the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was responsible for the revocation of Rappler, as well as the students protesting this decision. Furthermore, it made sure to do this on the first take of the story. Upholding this provision was very important, given that this story was very pertinent, and can definitely be classified as sensitive and critical, given how many people it affects.

  6. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (Regular)

    From the Expanded PPI Code of Ethics
    “Writing the story: (1) 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 crucial stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not any day later.”

    Article: House Deputy Speaker sacked over purchase of P98M underwater property (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/968073/breaking-house-deputy-speaker-sacked-over-purchase-of-p98m-underwater-property)

    The House Deputy Speaker in question, Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia, has no say in the article nor does the article mention that they tried and failed to get the Representative’s side. It is a clear violation of the rule, and although the accusation may be true, it is only fair and neutral to hear the defense of the accused, because the story involves millions of public funds and the public has to hear an explanation as well.

  7. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: ASTROLOGY)

    KBP Broadcast Code of Ethics of the Philippines:
    “Article 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.”

    “Ang mga sinasabing pampasuwerte ngayong Chinese New Year”

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/ulatfilipino/643114/ang-mga-sinasabing-pampasuwerte-ngayong-chinese-new-year/story/

    This is a good practice of being careful in presenting a superstitious belief like “swerte” in broadcast media. They didn’t present it in a way that it would lure people to follow such practices and beliefs. One point has been reiterated in the latter part of the video, it is the true essence of “luck” that is grounded by practicality and hard work.

  8. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: ASTROLOGY)

    KBP Code of Ethics

    “Article 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 pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices.”

    Umagang Kay Ganda

    This episode was kind of considered as advertisement because they promote the place and the pampaswerte items (how to use it and what’s it for etc.). However, what’s lacking here is that they forgot to put emphasis that these pampaswerte items are just charms and may or may not be effective.

  9. 2018 Third Media Monitor (BONUS – Drug War)

    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics
    Writing the Story

    We shall avoid at all times language, photographs, visuals and graphics that are racist, sexist, insensitive and disrespectful of men, women and children; the religious denominations, cultural communities and gender and political preferences.

    PDEA nabs woman for selling P1.2-M shabu in Camarines Norte

    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/965063/pdea-nabs-woman-for-selling-p1-2-m-shabu-in-camarines-norte-pdea-illegal-drugs-war-on-drugs-shabu-regions-camnorte#ixzz572vdsipD

    Woman faces raps for attempt to send ‘shabu’ to Japan

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/964297/woman-faces-raps-for-attempt-to-send-shabu-to-japan

    These articles seem to violate the provisions stated above at it seems too insensitive or focused to much on women. Right from the titles, there was a highlight for the suspect as a “woman”. I find it quite problematic as when women are involved in the drug war, there seems to be a highlight on their gender. This reflects even previous cases. Media tends to present cases of the war on drugs involving women as unique or beyond the ordinary. This becomes sexist and turns into more of an insult. On the other hand, when men are involved, there is not much emphasis given. This has been practiced across different issues and topics like terrorism or crime where women are specially highlighted Thus, this is not a good practice in following media ethics.

  10. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS

    Writing the Story: Single-source 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.

    Article 1: DOJ to probe Aquino on Dengvaxia complaints

    https://beta.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/14/1787622/doj-probe-aquino-dengvaxia-complaints

    Article 2: Homicide raps filed vs Aquino, Garin over Dengvaxia vaccine

    https://beta.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/13/1787363/homicide-raps-filed-vs-aquino-garin-over-dengvaxia-vaccine

    The articles properly comply with the mentioned provision of the Expanded PPI Code of Ethics. Both the news articles are about Dengvaxia, and both made sure that different sources – and perspectives – were presented. Given Dengvaxia, an issue that is even more so relevant to discuss in detail due to the great number of individuals it has affected, the articles were informative as they were able to offer statements from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. (VPCI), Coalition for People’s Right to Health (CPRH), Aquino administration, as well as experts on the field of medicine from the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV). Articles like those mentioned are needed to enlighten the nation of current events, especially given an issue of this magnitude.

  11. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS – Dengvaxia)

    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/02/07/dick-gordon-noynoy-aquino-janette-garin-charges-dengvaxia.html

    “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 crucial stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not any day later.”

    This article is a good example of the provision stated above in writing the story. This dengvaxia issue is very sensitive and crucial because it has negatively affected a lot of people. This article is fair, accurate and balanced because it showed the side of the Senate panel as to why they believe those responsible should be held accountable and it also showed the statement of the other side, former president Aquino as to why he bought it in the first place.

  12. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: Dengvaxia)

    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics

    Writing the Story: 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.

    D.O.J. readies probe on charges vs. Aquino, others in Dengvaxia mess
    [link] https://businessmirror.com.ph/d-o-j-readies-probe-on-charges-vs-aquino-others-in-dengvaxia-mess/

    In my opinion, the article “violated” the PPI Code of Ethics. It did not take into account the views and opinions of the opposite party. It concluded that the accused have a huge liability even without the presence of a legal process. It ended by imposing a threatening mood to the readers. Even though the writer used words to objectify himself from his report, the way he had constructed the article surely affected the readers’ interpretations.

  13. 2018 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS

    Writing the Story: 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.

    Article:

    Ex-Health chief Garin: Attempted assault by mothers of Dengvaxia-vaccinated children an ‘act’

    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/02/05/Dengvaxia-vaccine-Garin-attack.html

    This article was properly written because of the fact that both sides of the affected parties, the mothers who rallied against Garin, and Garin herself were interviewed in order to construct the news report.

    Garin was given the chance to explain herself both on the Dengvaxia situation, but as well as her response to the mothers who were violently rallying towards her as she climbed up the elevator. But at the same time, the mothers who were seen (as captured on the video on the link) were also given a chance to explain themselves and their sentiments.

  14. 3rd Media Monitor
    (BONUS: DRUG WAR)

    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics

    Writing the Story

    Single-source 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.

    Article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/968599/tokhang-data-slain-suspects-carried-mostly-38-caliber-guns

    This article seems to have violated the provision as stated above. The source of the story came from a single person, which is discouraged to do. Although the data that was presented and used in the report came from the PNP, the rest of the story came from Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. Aside from that, it was only Alejano’s side of the story that was presented and it excludes PNP’s side of the story.

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