UPDATED. Law on Mass Media 5th Exercise Prior Restraint 10pts Deadline Oct. 16

UPDATE (Correction) : The deadline as stated is Wednesday — Wednesday is Oct. 16, not 14. Apologies.

Law on Mass Media 5th Exercise Prior Restraint 10pts Deadline Oct. 16

          To cap the section on the right to freedom from prior restraint, choose one problem and provide the answer; then, illustrate the problem by describing an event/ an article / social media post (if social media post, redact/ remove the url and any real name and make sure you have it in your print notes as it will be retrieved in class) :

Choose one:

      1.Whenever Twitter/FB takes down a tweet/post, or takes down an account, is it a form of presumptively unconstitutional prior restraint as illustrated in the cases taken up? Why or why not? (cite case or authorities) Illustrate the problem by providing a tweet/post/ account that was taken down. (time frame: 2009-2019)

     Or

      2.Whenever a government agency requires a TV show (teleserye or otherwise) or radio program (any format), before airing, to submit to it (the government agency) a script or the episode itself before broadcast, is it a form of prior restraint? (cite case or authorities) Why or why not? Illustrate the problem by describing an event or providing an article/ report of an event or situation that illustrates the problem. (time frame: 2009-2019)

     Or

      3.Whenever threats of closing down or non-renewal of franchise resulting in closure or filing of cases resulting in closure are made against a media organization, do the threats create a “chilling effect” that operate as a form of prior restraint? Why of why not? (cite case or authorities). Illustrate the problem by describing an event or providing an article/ report of an event or situation that illustrates the problem. (time frame: 2009-2019)

     4. In your opinion, whenever the MTRCB issues a ten-word notice of an X-rating on a film, is it a form of prior restraint? Why or why not? Illustrate the problem by describing an event or providing an article/ report of an event or situation that illustrates the problem. (time frame: 2009-2019)

      (NOTE: class members are not allowed to copy the illustration already provided by another class member (earlier or priorly) –  it pays to post promptly 😊 )

      For ten points: Deadline, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 5pm.

(Update: “Bliss” has been provided as illustration by class member Sy at 10:37am today Oct. 14. All who use this as an illustration after that will not get credit — Pls read again the instructions. Reading is a good practice. See also that the time frame is the entire decade. Marami pong salamat.)