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


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.
Adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of the sectors they represent and in communicating with the public.
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.
Provide objective advice to the sectors they represent.
Be accountable for one’s actions.
Be faithful to the sectors they represent, while honoring the obligation to serve the public interest.
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.

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