Law on Mass Media & Communication 4th Exercise and Bonus Exercise

Law on Mass Media and Communication 4th Exercise and Bonus Exercise 

    The 4th Regular Exercise is on Justice Malcolm’s enunciated principles in U.S. vs. Bustos on the underlying principle of the guarantee of a free press and freedom of expression (“Turning to the pages of history, we state nothing new when we set down that freedom of speech as cherished in democratic countries was unknown in the Philippine Islands before 1900. A prime cause for revolt was consequently ready made. xxx

     “The interest of society and the maintenance of good government demand a full discussion of public affairs. Completely liberty to comment on the conduct of public men is a scalpel in the case of free speech. The sharp incision of its probe relieves the abscesses of officialdom. Men in public life may suffer under a hostile and an unjust accusation; the wound can be assuaged with the balm of a clear conscience. A public officer must not be too thin-skinned with reference to comment upon his official acts. Only thus can the intelligence and the dignity of the individual be exalted.”):

      Illustrate through a news event contained or discussed in a news report or news feature or opinion-editorial this principle ( What Justice Malcolm described as: “The sharp incision of its probe relieves the abscesses of officialdom …”). 

(time frame: September 2019-February 2020)

   

         The Bonus Exercise covers Item E, Chapter VI of the syllabus: If a gag order is imposed against all persons “connected with ABS-CBN” or representing ABS-CBN, who are speaking on or posting about or writing about the issues involved in the shutting down of ABS-CBN,  who could be covered by a blanket gag order?

           Deadline for all exercises are Wednesdays 5pm: (Feb. 26, 2020 Wednesday at 5pm).

      Please separate the regular post from the bonus post for ease of checking and recording. Tnx.)

         Advance Happy Anniversary of the People’s Uprising, everyone!

Law on Mass Media 3rd Exercise “Philosophic Basis for the Guarantee of the Right to a Free Press” (see syllabus) or the underlying principle why the people need a free & functioning news media

Law on Mass Media 3rd Exercise “Philosophic Basis for the Guarantee of the Right to a Free Press” (see syllabus) or the underlying principle why the people need a free and functioning news media             1.Regular Exercise 10 pts: as stated and described in class                          2.OPTIONAL Bonus Exercise for an additional 10 pts: as stated and described in class

    (If submitting both the regular and bonus, class members are advised to separate the two posts for ease of checking and recording and label each as “Regular” or “Bonus”).

      Deadline: Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020 at 5pm.                 Happy Valentines !

Families & friends: Much appreciation: Manang Wilma Celino & family (California), Myra, Mommy (Lydia Celino), Prof. Diosa Labiste, Prof. @karadavid , UP Journ Dept Chair Lou Tangi, UP CMC faculty & staff, @iamkarendavila @gabdramos for re-posting, re-tweeting, families & friends who stand for a free press

Families & friends: Much appreciation: Manang Wilma Celino & family (California) who saw the ABS-CBN News Channel Headstart episode on The Filipino Channel, Myra, Mommy (Lydia Celino) who viewed it online, Prof. Diosa Labiste who re-posted, Prof. Kara David (also of GMA 7) who re-posted a quote in the thread, UP Journ Dept Chair Lou Tangi, UP CMC faculty and staff, UP CMC Student Council Chair Gab Ramos, for re-posting, re-tweeting, families and friends who stand for a free press;
… and many more: netizens, organizations, and of course broadcast journalist Karen Davila (and earlier, Henry Omaga-Diaz), the producers and staff of ABS-CBN, and broadcasters and talents of GMA 7, news anchors of GMA 7 who resplendently wore red-green-blue Kapamilya colors the next day,

(this photo becoming viral shows millions of people and multiple media platforms acting as one: a crowdsourced photo: Image rightclicked from the Inquirer: Netizens viralized the GMA 7 freeze-frame photo of news anchors wearing ABS-CBN colors, shot by a twitter user, which became viral, and the Inquirer storified)

… Igan and his co-anchors on DZBB who, when the news first broke out, expressed concern about the quo warranto), Rappler, the NUJP, the members of the Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation, John Nery and his colleagues in the Inquirer, the NUPL, internet influencers momblogger, and many more who stand for a free press.

Rappler pioneers in crowdsourced enterprising online news journalism, ABS-CBN leads in 24-7 non-stop worldwide multiplatform news, GMA 7 has an edge in trailblazing investigative documentaries and in-depth reports, the Inquirer shows the way in game-changing headline stories and editorials that steer the national conversation, ABS 5 packs a punch with insightful news anchors, netizens momblogger and blogwatch TV, the NUJP, and many more internet influencers shape our world in the worldwide web:

     We cannot survive losing any one of the media organizations as they are our lifeline to our families and the world.

 

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