(UPDATED) 12th Media Monitor here with new, additional bonus topics

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The 12th Media Monitor here with new, additional bonus topics

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     (UPDATED) The  12th Media Monitor (either regular or bonus) can be posted here, with deadline extended to Friday May 4 at 5pm. Exams will push thru as scheduled and as announced two weeks ago.

    The following are additional, new bonus topics that can be used for any media monitor post provided that a bonus topic can be taken up only once:

    Additional new bonus topics (part of the list already provided: choose any topic from the list provided, including the following) A) A review of any social media post of any netizen on the recently concluded student council elections (see details below) B) a review of the media coverage of the May 1 Labor Day activities (see details below); or of any outdoor media in connection with Labor Day activities (see details below):
        A)Bonus topic on social media: A review of any social media post of any netizen, whether identified or anonymous, whether group or individual (on FB or Twitter or IG or WordPress or YouTube, etc) on the recently concluded student council elections, University or college level, using the FB community standards, Twitter rules, etc, such as:
      FB Community Standards which include the following: “We are committed to removing content that encourages real-world harm, including (but not limited to) physical, financial, and emotional injury… we will allow content that might otherwise violate our standards if we feel that it is newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest. xxx Violence: We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety… Terrorist activity, Organized hate, Mass or serial murder, Human trafficking, Organized violence or criminal activity. xxx SAFETY xxx We remove any content that identifies and negatively targets victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide seriously, humorously, or rhetorically. xxx We do not allow content that sexually exploits or endangers children. xxx we remove content that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation, while also allowing space for victims to share their experiences. We remove content that displays, advocates for, or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties or commercial sexual services. xxx Hate speech. We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disability or disease. Bullying. We will remove content that purposefully targets private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. We recognize that bullying can be especially harmful to minors, and our policies provide heightened protection for minors because they are more vulnerable and susceptible to online bullying. In certain instances, we require the individual who is the target of bullying to report content to us before removing it… Our bullying policies do not apply to public figures because we want to allow discourse, which often includes critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. Discussion of public figures nonetheless must comply with our Community Standards, and we will remove content about public figures that violates other policies, including hate speech or credible threats. xxx. Harassment.We do not tolerate harassment on Facebook … Our harassment policy applies to both public and private individuals because we want to prevent unwanted or malicious contact on the platform. Context and intent matter, and we allow people to share and re-share posts if it is clear that something was shared in order to condemn or draw attention to harassment. In addition to reporting such behavior and content, we encourage people to use tools available on Facebook to help protect against it. xxx Privacy. Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for Facebook… You should not post personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent. We also provide people ways to report imagery that they believe to be in violation of their privacy rights. Graphic violence. We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. Cruel and insensitive.We have higher expectations for content that we call cruel and insensitive, which we define as content that targets victims of serious physical or emotional harm. Misrepresentation. … That’s why we require people to connect on Facebook using the name they go by in everyday life. xxx False news. False News. Reducing the spread of false news on Facebook is a responsibility that we take seriously. We also recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive issue. We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we don’t remove false news from Facebook but instead, significantly reduce its distribution by showing it lower in the News Feed.”
        Twitter Rules which include the following: “Abusive behavior. xxx we prohibit behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice… Context matters when evaluating for abusive behavior and determining appropriate enforcement actions. Factors we may take into consideration include, but are not limited to whether: the behavior is targeted at an individual or group of people; the report has been filed by the target of the abuse or a bystander; the behavior is newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest. xxx Violence: You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people. xxx Abuse and hateful conduct.Abuse: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice. xxx Unwanted sexual advances: You may not direct abuse at someone by sending unwanted sexual content, objectifying them in a sexually explicit manner, or otherwise engaging in sexual misconduct. xxx Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. xxx Hateful imagery and display names: You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category. xxx Private information: You may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission. xxx Impersonation. You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. xxx”

       B)Bonus topic on Labor Day: A review of the media coverage of the May 1 Labor Day activities applying the KBP Broadcast Code, the MTRCB Standards, the the SPJ, PPI Codes, etc.; or a review of outdoor media (live performances, outdoor public assemblies, billboard/streamers/tarp/effigy/posters in connection with Labor Day activities applying 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 (as stated: for outdoor media, do not use this for reviews of news reports)
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.
Do not repeat bonus posts or bonus titles.

      Stay refreshed: Always protect your skin from the sun and carry a bottle of clean, drinking water!

14 thoughts on “(UPDATED) 12th Media Monitor here with new, additional bonus topics

  1. 2018 12th Media Monitoring Post
    (Bonus Post: Labor Day)

    Over 140,000 jobs up for grabs in Labor Day job fairs (http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/651510/over-140-000-jobs-up-for-grabs-in-labor-day-job-fairs/story/)

    SPJ: Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources.

    In this article published on April 27, 2018 from GMA News, it is clearly stated that this information is from
    Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This is a good practice of GMA news regarding the said provision. They also quoted Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod as to what he has to say about the the unemployed who will apply on Labor Day.

  2. 2018 12th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: LABOR DAY)

    KBP Code of Ethics
    Article 1. News and Public Affairs
    Sec. 4.
    – Care must be taken in selecting news sources since the credibility of the news rests upon its sources.
    – Only news that can be attributed to a source shall be aired. When a source cannot be identified by name, the reason for this should be made clear in the news report.

    Article 1: PNP handa sa Labor Day protests
    https://www.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/bansa/2018/04/30/1810727/pnp-handa-sa-labor-day-protests
    Article 2: Labor undersecretary vows to address ‘endo’
    https://www.philstar.com/the-freeman/cebu-news/2018/04/29/1810547/labor-undersecretary-vows-address-endo

    The first article is regarding the PNP preparations for expected rallies on the 1st of May in line with President Duterte’s executive order against contractualization. The second article, on the other hand, has sources from labor groups – Partido Manggagawa and Nagkaisa Labor Coalition – sharing plans of nationwide protest on May 1st.
    The articles practiced good journalism by providing several credible sources for the news reports. This practice is important in order to have the public know whether the articles are reliable or not.

  3. UPDATE. The 12th Media Monitor has been updated (Pls see the post), as follows: For class members reviewing outdoor media (live performances, outdoor public assemblies, billboard/streamers/tarp/effigy/posters in connection with Labor Day activities, please apply 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 (as stated: use these for outdoor media; not for review of news reports)
    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 May 1, 2018 Labor Day, everyone!
    
  4. 2018 12th Media Monitoring Post
    (Bonus Post: Labor Day)

    Groups slam contractualization in Labor Day protests
    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/05/01/labor-day-2018.html

    SPJ Code of Ethics
    “Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.”
    ADVOCACY
    Strive to serve the public interest by acting responsibly for the sectors they represent.

    This article is a good practice of the SPJ provision, and of the “advocacy” principle. The article quotes states the different sentiments of various labor groups about the recent EO signing of President Duterte to end unlawful contracting and subcontracting. Particularly, the Kilusang Mayo Uno chairperson Elmer Labog said that workers were not included in the discussion of the EO. This is a good practice of the “advocacy” principle because Elmer Labog represents the Kilusang Mayo Uno, which is an independent and democratic labor group. This article is a good practice of both the SPJ provision and the principle.

  5. 2018 12th Media Monitor

    Rape suspect jumps to death in Manila (https://www.philstar.com/nation/2018/05/01/1811017/rape-suspect-jumps-death-manila)

    Expanded PPI: “The identities and photographs of children and women who figure in the news as victims of sexual abuse must not be printed, and details about their personal circumstances and identities must be withheld.”

    The article is a good practice of the provision. There are no photos of the four-year-old child victim, nor is her name disclosed.

  6. 2018 12th Media Monitoring (BONUS: LABOR DAY – REVIEW OF OUTDOOR MEDIA)

    Last May 1, thousands of people, especially the working class marched to Mendiola and joined the Labor Day protest led by labor groups Kilusang Mayo Uno and Nagkaisa. In this live video posted by Pinoy Weekly, it captured the burning of the effigy of Kilusang Mayo Uno dubbed as “Du30monyo”. The burning of effigy signified an end to contractualization schemes of Duterte administration. The effigy also depicts Duterte from view of the workers who see him as a monster pet of US and China.

    Following the principles of ethics of advocacy, I think it is a good example of: “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.”

    The effigy of KMU represented the sentiments of the sector they represent but at the same time it presented ideas and information that they want to convey to the public. The burning of the effigy represented and emphasized tha struggles of the working class under the current administration and I think it represented them very well.

  7. 2018 12th Media Monitor
    (BONUS: LABOR DAY)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    “Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing”

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/986961/labor-day-demands-pay-hike-more-jobs-security-of-tenure

    This article by the Philippine Daily Inquirer is a good practice of the above provision. Detailed in the news are the different demands of the protesters from President Duterte last May 1. In the article, protesters called the President “Liar King” because of his failure to actualize his promise to put an end to contractualization, a promise that helped the president win the presidential seat in 2016. The article made sure to get the President’s side about the issue where he said that he stands firm by his promise to end contractualization by signing an Executive Order against illegal contracting and by asking the Congress to amend the Labor Code.

  8. 2018 12th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Review of social media post on the student council elections

    Anakbayan’s satire photo on Facebook

    Facebook Community Standards

    Bullying
    “Our bullying policies do not apply to public figures because we want to allow discourse, which often includes critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. Discussion of public figures nonetheless must comply with our Community Standards, and we will remove content about public figures that violates other policies, including hate speech or credible threats.”
    False News
    “There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we don’t remove false news from Facebook but instead, significantly reduce its distribution by showing it lower in the News Feed.”

    In my point of view in accordance with the Facebook’s Community Standards, there is nothing wrong with Anakbayan’s satire photo of UP Alyansa and Kaisa’s achievements. The layout and the contents of the photo were chosen carefully for it to be clearly identified as satire (ex. Pinatay si Magellan, Imbentor ng Chickenjoy at Fluorescent light), and not fake news. Also, the parties identified are after public positions, making the candidates public figures who can be subject to criticism and further discourse.

  9. 12th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Labor Day 2018

    Review of the Outdoor Media

    “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.

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

    I got the video from Rappler and it is a video of the Labor day 2018 protest. You can find in the video are the streamers, posters, and placards from the different sectors to end contractualization. The front banner says “Tuloy ang laban, kontraktwalisasyon wakasan!” and then, there are banners representing the different unions who participated in the protest and each of the banner has specific calls for the need of their constituents.

  10. 2018 12th Media Monitor
    Bonus: A review of any social media post of any netizen on the recently concluded student council elections
    Post by: Kat Estrella, USC Councilor-elect from STAND UP
    Link: https://www.facebook.com/kaaatestrella/posts/10216578556475932

    By the standards mentioned above, I feel as though this post-election Facebook post was definitely ethical and effective. First and foremost, it actively advocates taking a stand against the rape culture found in Philippine society. In line with the standards mentioned, this takes steps to promote ending this form of harm. It also gives a voice to the voiceless, with the “voiceless” in this case being the sexually harassed individuals in the Philippines. This post certainly abides by the standards, in that it definitely does not promote any form of inappropriate behavior, vices, and so on. I think that overall, this post was a very heartfelt yet appropriate message coming from one of the councilors who had won. It carries a good message while at the same time being ethical.

  11. 2018 12th Media Monitor
    (BONUS: LABOR DAY)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    – Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open, and that public records are open to all.
    – Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.

    PDI articles:
    Labor Day demands: Pay hike, more jobs, security of tenure

    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/986961/labor-day-demands-pay-hike-more-jobs-security-of-tenure#ixzz5EVRMl2Zd

    DOLE reminds employers of pay rules on Labor Day

    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/986383/news-dole-silvestre-bello-iii-labor-day-wages-holiday-pay#ixzz5EVRaOAII

    Laborers and the work sector these days have often been silenced and not heard. Their voices and opinions are usually suppressed especially when the demand of their rights heightens. Articles like these call out for a bigger voice to be given to these people. It overlaps to almost every industry of which includes the rights of media workers and practitioners. Articles like these allow laborers and workers to voice out their calls and be heard. Furthermore, it calls out the government and other centers of power to hold transparency and accountability if each right is respected, involved and followed. It gives a diverse view of views and truly gives voice to the voiceless.

  12. 12th Media Monitor
    BONUS – Labor Day

    Article: https://www.rappler.com/nation/201554-labor-day-may-1-2018-rally-workers-students-participation

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    “Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.”

    This article writes about the many Filipinos who marched in Mendiola during the Labor Day rally. This article is a good example to the provision stated above because they interviewed people “whose voices we seldom hear” such as a construction worker, bookkeeper and a medical student. It showed the struggles they face due to the working situation in the country. They had a diverse group of interviewees who told their stories of how great of a challenge their lives are.

  13. 2018 12th Media Monitor
    Bonus – Labor Day

    LOOK: Workers converge at Mendiola for Labor Day protests
    [link] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/986649/look-workers-converge-at-mendiola-for-labor-day-protests-may-1-labor-day-holiday-protest-rally-contractualization

    “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.

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

    The news report contains links of pictures and videos taken on May 1. As we can see, protesters are holding placards, posters, banners, and tarpaulins, which are inscribed with sentences of what they are there for; regularization. They are uniformly marching along C.M. Recto. They do no harm. They have a speaker who leads the chanting and explains why workers of the country have to unite. The workers in front wear a uniform with their sector groups’ logo on it. We can say that the protesters exemplify good practice of “advocacy” and “loyalty” as quoted above.

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