UPDATED. Ethics 9th Media Monitor (the News Media 3) The Broadcast Code. Deadline Dec. 4

UPDATED. Ethics 9th Media Monitor (the News Media 3) The Broadcast Code

     The 9th Media Monitor is on the KBP Broadcast Code provisions, annotation, and discussion.

       Class members are required to review pertinent  broadcast media content (time frame August 2019-December 2019) (Fair, Foolish, or in a Fix: good practice, violation, or dilemma), and to post the evaluation here, either regular or bonus (but not both), using the provisions of the KBP Broadcast Code.  Points will be awarded on a “first-posted-first-credited” basis, i.e., class members are not allowed to copy or base their work on another class member’s post.

       Baseless rants will not merit any points – the commentary should use, cite, and quote the pertinent provisions of the KBP Broadcast Code.

       The deadline is on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 11:59pm. Late posts will not merit any points.

     BONUS: A review of any broadcast media content covering the 2019 SEA Games or SEA Games preparation and related events, issues, and topics  (time frame: November 2019-December 2019) using the provisions of the KBP Broadcast Code.

    UPDATE.  Additional BONUS for five points: On broadcasting statements and quotes accurately:
Question: Is there a difference in the following statements of conclusion based on data from clinics that there are more reported cases of depression:
a)Statement of conclusion most often made by researchers: “There are more actual cases of depression in the last five years compared to the years before that,  according to hospital records. ”
b)Another statement of conclusion that’s not used: “There are more reports of actual cases of depression in the last five years compared to the years before that when they were probably not being reported,  based on hospital records. ”

1.What is the difference, if any, between the two? Explain.  2.Which statement would be more accurate? 3.Are there other possible theorization / explanation for the data? Explain, then state why it is important to offer all possible explanations and   analysis for the data (for five points).
(On the other hand, cases of suicides and suicide attempts may be a more accurate measure of the qualitative change in the phenomenon of depression in the last five years compared to years before that, and used as jumping point of the study, i.e. absent more accurate data, the data on the increase in suicide cases and suicide attempts may support the conclusion that there are more cases of depression in the last five years compared to the years before that — more quantifiable — rather than general reports of depression)

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  1. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 26, 2019, 6:05 AM, broadcaster Kabayan, Noli de Castro on his show on DZMM interviewed Senator and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon regarding the delay of the passage of this year’s national budget which was associated by a number of congressmen to the mishaps in the South East Asian (SEA) Games 2019.

    The broadcast followed Section. 6 of the KBP Code which states the rules in news interviews. The interview was presented in the context of the prior accusation of the House and House Speaker Alan Cayetano to the Senate Minority Group causing delays in the approval of the budget for the SEA Games. The news was intended to get the side of the Senate regarding the accusations, which only shows the fairness and objectiveness of the broadcast (Sec. 3, Art. 1).

    The replies of Senator Drilon was not in any way “edited or editorialized in a way that would distort their intended meaning” (Sec. 6, 6.a). There was also no violation of Article 27 and 28, On-Air language and On-Air Decorum, respectively.

    As of November 30, there is no reply from the side of House Speaker Alan Cayetano regarding the response of Senator Drilon.

    The broadcast of the aforementioned program can be watched here: https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/11/26/19/house-to-blame-for-sea-games-budget-mess-drilon

  2. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP

    On November 25, 2019, ABS-CBN news reported about the removal of a Filipina skateboarder Arianne Mae “Kiddo” Trinidad from the national team in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

    Trinidad expressed her frustrations in a radio show regarding the lack of updates and support from the Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines Inc. about the SEA games. In response, the federation decided to remove the skateboarder from the national team. The narrative is presented without opinions coming from the broadcaster/news writer, as stated in Section 3 of the KBP code on fairness and objectivity (“Side comments expressing personal opinions while a news item is being reported or delivered are prohibited to prevent the listener from mistaking opinion for news”).

    An effort was also made to contact SRSA President Monty Mendigoria for the federation’s side but to no avail. As stated in Article 2, Section 3 of the KBP code and its Broadcasting Principles, “OPENMINDEDNESS to all and opposing views and arguments is an important attribute of the broadcaster. He/she is not quick to judge by his/her own standards but rather studies the various ways of viewing an issue.”

    The method of gathering information and the way the report is presented is objective and in accordance with the KBP code. ABS-CBN tried to get opinions from both sides. Statements are presented without bias.

    Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/11/25/19/sea-games-skateboarder-lambasts-unprofessional-federation-but-still-wants-to-compete

  3. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    Existing news have been circulating that foreign and local athletes have been complaining about the quality and variety of food being served to them in the Clark facility. In response to this, on November 27, 2019 ABS CBN interviewed the Filipino chefs working in the residence and training complex of SEA athletes in Clark, Pampanga.

    The media content abides by article 20 section 2 of the KBP broadcast code “culture and tradition.” It states that “the mores, culture, traditions, and characteristics of people must be respected. Maliciously ridiculing, denigrating or disparaging culture, customs and traditions are prohibited.” The reporter asks how the meals are planned for each team, with respect to each country’s culture. It was found that the chefs take food safety measures very seriously, and prepare 100% Halal dishes, as well as Asian and Western cuisines.

    It also follows article 20 section 4, “the predominant use of Filipino creativity, talent, and other human resources shall be encouraged.” The reporter was able to show the hard work and talent that goes behind the scenes among the Filipino chefs. Hosting the SEA games is a prestigious honor, and the media content wanted to exhibit that Filipinos are more than capable of taking on this task.

  4. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 27, 2019, ANC reported on the problems encountered on the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

    From the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) side, Chief Operating Officer Ramon Suzara states that the problems disclosed by the athletes are not special to this year’s SEA Games. He says anyone who was participated in any SEA Games would have experienced the same conditions. Former president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Christy Ramos asserts that discord within the POC made matters worse as they didn’t have enough time to acquire enough resources and manpower. She also states that there is nothing wrong with politicians such as House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano being the chairperson of a committee organizing the Games. According to Ramos, there is a conflict of interest between being congressman and PHISGOC chairman. However, Albay representative Joey Salceda defended Cayetano, stating that the Philippines’ hosting of the Games would be a success and that private sectors are willing to help.

    Article 1, Section 3 of the KBP Broadcast Code states that “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective.” The news delivered was fair in showing two sides of the story: the PHISGOC side and side of the ex-chairperson of POC. It did not show any bias to any of the side and remained objective until the end of the news report. Although somehow, it was not factual as it only featured the opinions and commentaries of the people from PHISGOC and POC.

    source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/11/27/19/congressmen-rail-at-fake-news-about-sea-games

  5. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code
    On November 27, 2019, the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) issued an interview with Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo to address the glitches and logistics issues in the SEA Games. In the interview, Panelo said those officials who will be found guilty of corruption, even allies of the President, will be held responsible. The 20-minute interview was moderated by an ANC reporter who aimed to be as objective as possible, but not without seeking accountability from those responsible for the SEA Games mishaps. The reporter probed into several concerns as observed through the event (e.g. budgeting delays, incompetence of officials, staff coordination, logistics issues) and managed to maintain his decorum even as the interview had begun to grow heated.
    Throughout the interview, the correspondent was able to air both the concerns of the citizenry and to provide a commentary from the administrative side of things. For these reasons, we can say that ANC had practiced well the provisions of the KBP Broadcast Code, particularly in terms of Article 2: Analysis and Commentaries. The public affairs program was able to “enlighten the citizenry on significant issues, concerns, and events” (sec. 3) and also to show the “opposing or contrasting sides of public issues” (sec. 6).
    Source: https://youtu.be/0uBExC67Y7o

  6. RECORDED AS +BON (additional bonus) – marichu
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    The main difference between the two statements is the usage of the words actual and reported. The first statement used the word “actual cases of depression”; In my understanding, it means all the people who are depressed, both reported and unreported, diagnosed and undiagnosed which can be problematic in terms of quantifying and gathering information regarding the cases. On the other hand, the second statement only considers the “reported cases of depression” or those who were documented. This statement, in comparison to the prior statement, significantly limits the scope of the data from which the conclusion was based; and thus offers a more streamlined and careful conclusion and consequently, implications that can be derived.

    It is pertinent to offer all possible explanations and analyses for the data because it decreases the probability of the data being misinterpreted and it can also offer different perspectives about the data. This will guide us to consider various interpretations and consequently make valid and informed decisions.

  7. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    In the November 27, 2019 episode of ABS-CBN News Channel, Chiara Zambrano elaborates in her news report the Sea Games 2019 Origanizers’ borrowing of 26 private buses from the Ceres Bus Liner. These buses are said to have been used to transport the Myanmar and Philippine Football Team members.

    In her news report, Chiara interviews Nicholas Golez, the administrator for the Ceres Bus Football Team, who mentioned how they willingly assisted the Sea Games because the organizers needed help and that they were big fans of football. Chiara also mentioned that because of the private company efforts, the Myanmar and the Philippine Football teams were properly assisted to the venue.

    She also discusses the context on the recent criticisms brought up by the different international teams about the ill-accommodation of the organizers to the participating international teams, of which Myanmar is also included, and how it puts the nation in a bad light. She explains how the private bus liner aided in resolving these cases. She properly mentions reliable sources like Fox Sports Asia and ASEAN Football News. Lastly,

    Chiara Zambrano, and ANC as a whole, clearly practiced properly in this news report the provisions of the KBP Code of Ethics particularly Article 1 Section 1, where “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain” when they gave context to the current situation of the Sea Games and how this lending of buses was deemed valuable information for the public to know; and Section 3, where “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective as they were able to provide the sufficient details without becoming bias.”

    Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/sports/11/27/19/sea-games-ph-myanmar-football-teams-use-buses-lent-to-organizers

  8. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On December 3,2019 ABS-CBN News released a news article with a headline “‘Manila’ song choice for SEA Games opening ‘not exclusionist: director”. Following several criticisms as to why ‘Manila’ was the song used upon the Philippine team’s entrance in the SEA Games opening, the show’s creative director claimed that the song was not “exclusionist” as the objective of the use of the song was for the whole arena to sing. The show’s director further shared that he wanted the show to be as inclusive to many Filipinos as possible, hence he ensured that the opening number featured warrior dances from Bagobo, Kalinga, Maranao and the colonial folk dance La Jota Manileña.

    Among the public there is still mixed emotions regarding the matter wherein some suggested that the show organizer could have used other songs such as “Pinoy Ako” which represents all Filipinos, unlike “Manila” which only pertained to those living in the capital despite the presence of other athletes hailing from different parts of the country. Nevertheless, I think that the organizers tried their best in ensuring that all athletes felt included and represented in all the performances held in the opening ceremony.

    As the news article surfaced both sides of the general public’s argument and the organizers’ defense, it shows a good example of being in accordance to the provision of KBP Broadcasting code found in Article 1, Section 3.a that says “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective”.

  9. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On December 4,2019 at 5:46 am, Camille B. Naredo of ABS-CBN News published a news article with the headline “‘Singapore first team in the way of Gilas’ quest for another SEA Games gold”. The article talks about the upcoming basketball match of the Philippine Basketball Team, Gilas Pilipinas against the SIngapore team on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    This article follows the KBP Code section 4 (News Sources), provisions 4.b. “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. (G)” and 4.c. “News sources must be clearly identified, except when confidentiality of the source was a condition for giving the information.(S)”. It follows these provisions because all news sources were identified. It was stated that the information regarding the team roster was from a managers’ meeting last Tuesday. The article also stated the source of the interview statements, which were from Gilas head coach Tim Cone.

    With this, the news article attributed their information and interviews to sources, and clearly identified them.

    Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/12/04/19/singapore-first-team-in-the-way-of-gilas-quest-for-another-sea-games-gold

  10. RECORDED AS +BON (additional bonus) – marichu
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    The difference between the two is that the first statement is too ambiguous, leaving much room for misinterpretation. By not saying “more reports of actual cases”, we are left to wonder how these cases of depression were brought to light to the reporter. With this, these reports may be unreported, reported, just found on the internet, or other sources, etc. It does not give the reader a clear picture of where the information is coming from. By including this in the second statement, we get a more specific idea of how the researcher found out about these cases. Also, by stating “years before that when they were probably not being reported”, the second statement leaves room for this possibility, not being too conclusive with an issue that he/she is not entirely sure about.
    The second statement is more accurate since it gives us a more credible report of the issue, specifying which cases are under the scope of the report and explicitly stating possibilities as to why there are more reports of depression cases (them probably not being reported). The use of the word “possibility” is also good because the researcher is informing the people that there may be room to prove or disprove this statement. It is important for researchers to be transparent with their audience, since people tend to believe what they see or hear from them, since they automatically presume that research is one of the most accurate sources there is.
    Another possible theorization/explanation for the data is that the numbers of reported actual cases of depression have really risen because people are becoming aware about mental health, and are getting themselves checked at medical clinics. As we are trying to remove the stigma against mental health problems, more people are being more open to sharing the fact that they do have depression and are less ashamed about seeking help. With our continuing wider acceptance for these problems, the scope of considering something as depression has widened as well, and so cases before that were dismissed as just phases of sadness are now clinically diagnosed as depression. It is important to consider these explanations as well to be more critical of the news and research we consume. It is a way for us to initially know ourselves (like a first screening) if the data we are being presented with is accurate or not.

  11. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 26, 2019, the GMA news program 24 Oras reported the complaints of SEA Games athletes on regarding food served by the event’s organizers.

    Issues included the Philippine Women’s Football Team reportedly being served the Filipino street food kikiam for breakfast, which members of the team complained were not appropriate for athletes due to the insufficient amount of nutrition that kikiam provided. Other teams also complained about the failure of separating halal and non-halal food, which presented problems since many of the athletes participating in the Sea Games were Muslim. The Thailand National Football Team were also reported to have experienced shortages in drinking water, forcing them to procure their own. GMA News was still unable to get the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee’s (PHISGOC) comments on the issues at the time.

    By presenting issues regarding the preparation and handling of the SEA Games by the organizers, this news report is in line with the provision found in Article 1 Section 1 of the KBP Code of Ethics where “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain.” However, the failure of getting PHISGOC’s side of the story at the time of the report does present a dilemma with regards to Article 1, Section 3 of the KBP Broadcast Code which states that “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective.”

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXmUCaFUJ9U

  12. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    *reposted due to wrong source linked

    On November 26, 2019, the GMA news program 24 Oras reported the complaints of SEA Games athletes regarding food served by the event’s organizers.

    Issues included the Philippine Women’s Football Team reportedly being served the Filipino street food kikiam for breakfast, which members of the team complained were not appropriate for athletes due to the insufficient amount of nutrition that kikiam provided. Other teams also complained about the failure of separating halal and non-halal food, which presented problems since many of the athletes participating in the Sea Games were Muslim. The Thailand National Football Team were also reported to have experienced shortages in drinking water, forcing them to procure their own. GMA News was still unable to get the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee’s (PHISGOC) comments on the issues at the time.

    By presenting issues regarding the preparation and handling of the SEA Games by the organizers, this news report is in line with the provision found in Article 1 Section 1 of the KBP Code of Ethics where “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain.” However, the failure of getting PHISGOC’s side of the story at the time of the report does present a dilemma with regards to Article 1, Section 3 of the KBP Broadcast Code which states that “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective.”

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMLYF0_ogpQ&t=8s

  13. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 27, 2019, at 5:29 pm. ABS CBN News published a news article with the headline “SEA Games: Metro traffic scenario”. The article informed the public about the heavy traffic in and around the venues and the number of hotels scattered all over Metro Manila as the country hosts the 30th SEA Games from November 30 to December 11, 2019.

    The article follows the provisions of the KBP Code of Ethics particularly Article 1 Section 1, “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain”. It follows these provisions because they informed the public about the expected heavy traffic of SEA Games 2019 and provided an infographic of the complete list of the expected traffic areas and Metro Manila SEA Games venues (which can be easily read by the public).

    Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/multimedia/infographic/11/27/19/sea-games-metro-traffic-scenario

  14. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    Last November 18, 2019, 24 Oras (under GMA News) released a news segment titled “24 Oras: Official cauldron sa SEA Games na katumbas ng 50 classroom ang halaga, kinwestyon sa Senado”. This feature basically showed Senator Frank Drilon questioning Senator Sonny Angara on the budget allocated for the official cauldron for the Southeast Asian Games. Senator Angara defended that the 4.4 million compensation for the artist, Francisco Maños, is justifiable because he is the National Artist for Architecture. However, Drilon compared the expenditure to that of the budget for 50 classrooms; he stated that the extravagant cauldron will only be used only once. The BCDA chair is also featured in this segment and gives a brief statement that the cauldron facility is sustainable. Drilon stomps this by saying it is not possible.

    This broadcast segment adheres to the KBP Code of Ethics particularly Article 1 Section 1, where “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain.” It gives audiences perspective on what goes on in the SEA games and why it is being argued in the Senate, given that the money could have been used elsewhere, for other beneficiaries. Also, it informs audiences, especially the taxpayers, on how their taxes are being utilized.

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZxd2VST0r8

  15. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code (SEA Games)

    On December 2, 2019, government-owned TV station PTV-4 aired news regarding the win of the Wushu team at the 2019 SEA Games.

    After Jones Inso, a Philippine team member, won a silver medal for Wushu in the men’sTaijijian category, PTV-4 interviewed Julian Camacho, secretary general of the Wushu Federation of the Philippines. However, Camacho’s interview was cut abruptly when it was being aired. Camacho was in the middle of saying how the chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) during 2008-2009 did not support them. “Pinahirapan kami [the Philippine Wushu team],” said Camacho.

    Camacho was in the middle of saying, “For almost two years, wala kami nakuha na maski na isang, any, not a single cent from PSC. That’s why yung—” and was then abruptly cut off. The anchors were then showed and started their spiels about the 30th SEA Games without even acknowledging Camacho’s interview.

    This is unethical and rude as it is clear that Camacho’s interview was not aired in full, in addition to the fact that the clip was cut in the middle without properly closing it, a big no-no for any broadcast content.

    For me, this is a violation to the Article 1 Section 1 of the KBP Broadcast code which states that:

    “Sec. 1. OBJECTIVE
    News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to
    inform the public on important current events and issues
    rather than merely to entertain.”

    I believe that what PTV-4 did here is a violation as they only aired the part where the Philippines won a silver medal but cut off the part about the important problems facing the situation of Philippine athletes and sports in the country. They showed only the entertaining, positive part but not the underlying problem of the lack of support and funding, which is an important issue as well. To me, it also seemed that the reason why PTV-4 cut off the interview was because the interviewee, Camacho, was openly criticizing the PSC, a government agency. And as we all know, PTV-4 is owned by the government.

  16. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 27, 2019, Unang Hirit aired a news report about Richard Delos Santos, a construction worker who got injured in an accident in Rizal Memorial Stadium, one of the venues for the SEA Games.

    The report centered mostly on how to help the worker: who should be held accountable for the accident? Who Delos Santos turn to in terms of financial aid for his injuries?

    The report featured Atty. Gaby Concepcion who can help answer these questions. Because of her broad knowledge on the technicalities of various legal processes, she was able to answer the questions adequately and considered all the factors of the situation.

    For the first regarding accountability, she raised the question of whether there were adequate safety equipment at the area. She even mentions the safety and health standards of DOLE to support her statement. She considers it could be blamed on Delos Santos’ own negligence, but also considers that maybe many of the construction workers were careless about it because the whole project was rushed.

    For the second question, she considers the situation of the construction workers: whether they were volunteers, or simply workers from another employers that were hired for extra help. If the latter case is true, the workers are entitled insurance from their original employers, since the workers are their responsibility.

    From this, it is evident that this broadcast media followed the provision in Article 29, Section 1, of the KBP Broadcast Code regarding Qualification of On-Air/Program Persons: “Persons who are allowed to handle programs shall have adequate knowledge and competence for the job to insure the integrity and credibility of the broadcast media.”

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgo1qb-pKnQ

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    I think the difference with the two sentences is that the first one refers to mere date of the actual cases of depression. The second one on the other hand are the reports itself, reports that took the data of the actual cases of depression and expounded them. Hence, the first statement refers to the mere numbers but the second statement refers to the information or interpretations gleaned from the numbers.

    For me, the more accurate would be the second statement. As they are already reported, it would show that these numbers have been investigated upon. The first sentence is vague because where will they get the numbers of the actual cases if not from reports? The second statement also offered more context and considered the fact that there are unreported cases of depression.

    As for the explanation for the data, the fact that more reports of actual cases of depression are coming in is because of the increased awareness brought on by mental health campaigns. We say that the number of people experiencing depression nowadays is increasing but that statement is problematic because how can we be so sure when there are still several thousands of cases of depression that are important, especially from before. So, it is important to provide the context and background of these reports to provide the people with the proper tools or lens on how to interpret the data collected. Time period, culture, physical environment may be factors that have an effect so it is important that everything must be taken into consideration.

  18. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code (SEA Games) **reposted, now with link to source*

    On December 2, 2019, government-owned TV station PTV-4 aired a newscast regarding the win of the Wushu team at the 2019 SEA Games.

    After Jones Inso, a Philippine team member, won a silver medal for Wushu in the men’sTaijijian category, PTV-4 interviewed Julian Camacho, secretary general of the Wushu Federation of the Philippines. However, Camacho’s interview was cut abruptly when it was being aired. Camacho was in the middle of saying how the chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) during 2008-2009 did not support them. “Pinahirapan kami [the Philippine Wushu team],” said Camacho.

    Camacho was in the middle of saying, “For almost two years, wala kami nakuha na maski na isang, any, not a single cent from PSC. That’s why yung—” and was then abruptly cut off. The anchors were then showed and started their spiels about the 30th SEA Games without even acknowledging Camacho’s interview.

    This is unethical and rude as it is clear that Camacho’s interview was not aired in full, in addition to the fact that the clip was cut in the middle without properly closing it, a big no-no for any broadcast content.

    For me, this is a violation to the Article 1 Section 1 of the KBP Broadcast code which states that:

    “Sec. 1. OBJECTIVE
    News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to
    inform the public on important current events and issues
    rather than merely to entertain.”

    I believe that what PTV-4 did here is a violation as they only aired the part where the Philippines won a silver medal but cut off the part about the important problems facing the situation of Philippine athletes and sports in the country. They showed only the entertaining, positive part but not the underlying problem of the lack of support and funding, which is an important issue as well. To me, it also seemed that the reason why PTV-4 cut off the interview was because the interviewee, Camacho, was openly criticizing the PSC, a government agency. And as we all know, PTV-4 is owned by the government.

    The video clip of the newscast may be viewed here: https://twitter.com/DeeJayBee42/status/1201764259996135429?s=20

  19. 9th BONUS Media Monitor:

    On Dec. 3, 2019, Rappler posted an article about some grievances from the volunteers of the SEA Games 2019.

    In the article, the volunteer aired out his/her grievances about the hosting of SEA Games 2019. Aside from the loud issues of insufficient food servings, the rushing of the construction of venues, and overpriced budgets, there is also the issue of a lack in effective communication for the volunteers.

    The volunteer stated that there were not meetings prior to the event that could have aligned them with instructions and reminders as volunteers. Even their IDs and uniforms were not properly prepared and they had to to do some of the manual work themselves because none were provided at the event.

    The volunteer continued on to share their experience as volunteers that despite all the issues, they are doing this for nationalism and in support of our Filipino athletes.

    In the article, Rappler did not identify the volunteer, stating that the volunteer would be giving this information granted that their identities will not be divulged. Rappler was able to follow KBP’s Code of Ethics Article 1 on News and Public Affairs, Section 4 on News Sources where it states, “News sources must be clearly identified, except when confidentiality of the source was a condition for giving the information.”

    Source: https://www.rappler.com/sports/specials/sea-games/246290-volunteers-without-leaders-do-what-they-can-2019

  20. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On the morning of 3 December 2019, Rappler posted a news article regarding the postponement and a publicly assumed extension of events during the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games due to the onset of Typoon Tisoy (Kammuri) in the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

    Rappler reported and clarified that no extension will occur even amidst postponements made by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PhiSGOC). The contingency plan is said to be executed, following an operating policy for all managers, adjusting schedules and competition format, and putting down tents. Priority is said to be given to the athletes’ and public safety while attempting to reduce the amount of cancelled events. The PhiSGOC released an official statement postponing nine games in the areas of Metro Manila, Solu, Clark, and Subic.

    The news report follows the KBP Broadcast Code Article 1 Section 1 which states, “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain.” This provision was adhered to by the news article with its primary goal of answering the public query of whether or not Typhoon Tisoy will affect the 2019 SEA Games. The answer was briefly summarized into the introductory sentence of the article, expounding concisely throughout. The article also attached the official statement of the PhiSGOC as one of its primary sources aside from an interview with the PhiSGOC chief operating officer Ramon Suzara.

  21. *reposted, added link to the source

    *9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On the morning of 3 December 2019, Rappler posted a news article regarding the postponement and a publicly assumed extension of events during the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games due to the onset of Typoon Tisoy (Kammuri) in the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

    Rappler reported and clarified that no extension will occur even amidst postponements made by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PhiSGOC). The contingency plan is said to be executed, following an operating policy for all managers, adjusting schedules and competition format, and putting down tents. Priority is said to be given to the athletes’ and public safety while attempting to reduce the amount of cancelled events. The PhiSGOC released an official statement postponing nine games in the areas of Metro Manila, Solu, Clark, and Subic.

    The news report follows the KBP Broadcast Code Article 1 Section 1 which states, “News and public affairs programs shall aim primarily to inform the public on important current events and issues rather than merely to entertain.” This provision was adhered to by the news article with its primary goal of answering the public query of whether or not Typhoon Tisoy will affect the 2019 SEA Games. The answer was briefly summarized into the introductory sentence of the article, expounding concisely throughout. The article also attached the official statement of the PhiSGOC as one of its primary sources aside from an interview with the PhiSGOC chief operating officer Ramon Suzara.

    Source: https://www.rappler.com/sports/specials/sea-games/246238-typhoon-tisoy-affect-2019-games

  22. 9th Media Monitor – KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 20, 2019, Rappler posted an article about Duterte defending the P50-M SEA games cauldron. If you examine the article carefully, it has stated the reasons about why Duterte defends the issue, saying that it is a “product of the mind” of the national artist. He also elaborated that the government couldn’t debate with the price as it is the demand of the artist himself. On the same article, the author also stated why minding about this P50-M SEA games cauldron deserves the public attention, with it me mentioning some opposition members questioning the large expense.

    According to article 1, section 3a of the KBP Broadcast Code, “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective.” In this article, it can be said that the author has been fair in treating the news for he has presented both sides of the issue.

    Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/245365-duterte-denies-corruption-50-million-sea-games-cauldron

  23. 9th BONUS Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On November 28, 2019, ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol interviewed Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) chair and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano about some of the issues and accusations being thrown a him (i.e., him benefiting from the SEA Games fund).

    The report is in accordance with the KBP Code of Ethics because the interview wasn’t heavily edited. The report simply stated and showed what the house speaker actually said. According to Section 6 of Article 1 of the KBP Code of Ethics, “Interviews must be presented in the proper context. Replies of interviewees to questions must not be edited or editorialized in a way that would distort their intended meaning.”

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EOlJLop-Wo&t=83s

  24. 9th Bonus Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    In a broadcast video posted on Youtube by ABS-CBN News on November 30, 2019, an ANC anchor for the Dateline segment interviewed Jarie Osias, Spokesperson for the PH SEA Games Organizing Committee regarding topics that are circling also in the online sphere. Among said topics are the lighting of the Php 50 Million-cauldron and its alleged pre-recording, the sentiments of the Presidential daughter Sara Duterte, and the accommodation of the schedule of the athletes and delegates for the Opening Ceremony.

    On the opening ceremony, some netizens aired their dismay at the alleged pre-recorded footage of the lighting of the cauldron, given the allotted budget for it. The news anchor then asked the Spokesperson regarding said allegations and asked about the provisions regarding the lighting of the cauldron, specifically if it is allowed to ‘pre-record’ such. When the Spokesperson shared that the lighting was, in fact, real but gave no confirmation of the alleged pre-recording as he said that he was not in the best position to explain. The news anchor then asked a follow-up question asking that given his position, he would know about the provisions on pre-taping, to which he answered that yes, there are no prohibitions regarding pre-taping.

    The interview is in accordance with Section 6a and 6b of the KBP Broadcast Code on News Interviews as the news episode with the audio was not evidently edited in any way to distort the meaning of the interviewee. The video was not cut prematurely or cut in between. Also, the news anchor properly phrased the allegations as such, how these allegations are of public concern and expressed that these are not yet confirmed. When the news anchor asked the follow-up question, she also framed the question in a way that she does not assume that the pre-recording was factual.

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1miEVaQ7Ns

  25. 9th Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    On Nov. 24, 2019, Inquirer published an article on its website with a photo showing an unfinished stadium that they reported to be the Biñan Football Stadium when in fact it was the UP Diliman Football field. After the Biñan City Information Office called and demanded an erratum, Inquirer apologized and corrected their error.

    This violates Article 1 Sec. 3a. of the KBP Code of Ethics which states that “News reports shall be fair, factual, and objective”.

    https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/246084-fact-fiction-memes-attack-media-reporting-sea-games-2019

    https://sports.inquirer.net/374628/sea-games-hosting-starts-on-wrong-foot-breaking
    https://www.lionheartv.net/2019/11/inquirer-net-apologizes-for-erroneous-photo-of-binan-stadium/

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    While both may be factual, the difference lies in the context provided in and the framing of the two questions. The first one suggests that there is, in fact, more cases of depression based on hospital records, meaning that there are more records of depression now than before. The second, on the other hand, suggests that the records on cases of depression, which increased over the last five years, do not account for the unreported ones.
    The second statement provides more information on the matter, given the fact that it gave context on the reported cases as well as the possibility of the numbers not reflecting the unreported ones. This provides more accuracy on the subject of cases of depressions than the first statement.
    The second statement may offer more accuracy. However, further research must be conducted on the basis of the numbers on the first statement and more importantly, look into why such numbers are actually increasing. Confirmation is needed on whether more cases, previously unreported, are actually being reported now, or are there actually more cases of depression over the last few years. It is important to look into the underlying causes of the increase in the numbers. However, it must be accompanied by extensive research on whether there is actually an increase in the underlying causes and factors of depression among people. Together, this better informs the public on the phenomena in a larger context beyond numbers and may inform them on how to address all cases, reported or not.

  27. 9th REGULAR Media Monitor: KBP Broadcast Code

    Last Dec. 1, 2019, ABS-CBN Entertainment released a segment from Gandang Gabi Vice, where Vice Ganda featured a 6 year old aspiring mayor from Bataan, named Aaron Sunga. The young boy was dressed in a Barong attire, to resemble a government official.

    The KBP Broadcast Code states that “The child’s dignity must be respected at all times. The child should not be demeaned or his/her innocence be exploited.”. This segment was not in violation, because Mayor Isko and Vice Ganda carefully asked him questions and empowered him to keep on dreaming. They engaged him in question and answer and were amused with his innocence, but did not force the best and ideal answers. The child was coached well. He was asked if he is happy that he was given the opportunity to guest.

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU4VydJvvyc

  28. RECORDED AS +BON (additional bonus) -marichu
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    “There are more reports of actual cases of depression in the last five years compared to the years before that when they were probably not being reported, based on hospital records” seems to be a more accurate statement compared to “There are more actual cases of depression in the last five years compared to the years before that, according to hospital records. “. It gives us more insight into the situation of mental health in the previous years, specifically depression, possibly not as openly reported to doctors and medical professionals as it is today. By stating the possibility of cases not previously being reported to hospitals and medical professionals , it indicates a clearer correlation between the lack of reported cases transitioning to a growth in the number of actual cases of depression. More data and additional information like this could help indicate whether the growing number of cases have all been existing for quite some time and patients waited for opportunities like they have today, hence the ascent in reported cases.

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