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A new bayanihan: Filipinos use social media to help people in 2019

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:57 PM

At a time when polarizing issues and disinformation muddle conversations on digital platforms, people have shown that social media remains to be a means to engage communities for social good

[OPINYON] Kaibigang putik sa social media

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Mga mungkahing script kapag ang kaibigan mo ay nagse-share ng fake 'news' sa social media

Cayetano defends 'official' bloggers with him at UN

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:45 PM

'Kung wala ang bloggers, paano 'yung coverage namin?' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

UN SPEECH. Foreign Alan Peter Cayetano is viewed on the monitors of the UN media center as he speaks at the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York on September 24, 2017, Philippine time. Malacañang file photo

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities Many have had a history of self promotion hucksterism and even exhibitionism

So what if Mocha Uson is not a journalist?

Dec 08, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The battle for hearts and minds is no longer just a battle for the truth It has become a battle in which noise and vitriol have become the most deadly weapons

#AnimatED: Inspire courage amid the despair

Nov 14, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We face vastly changing times and they demand more from us as citizens

Mexican lawmakers go after 'narco series'

Nov 02, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Mexican lawmakers want the country s terrestrial television networks to stop broadcasting narco series during primetime hours over concerns they could influence children in a country beset by organized crime

BBC chair quits amid shake-up of British broadcaster

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The negotiation over a new charter is a delicate process for the BBC which is widely loved in Britain but also draws political fire over its output because of its dependence on an annual license fee

CHANGE IS COMING. In this file photo, a BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

10 takeaways from Duterte’s digital campaign

May 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Among others the campaign’s recognition of the value of maximizing social media led to a critical decision of making the team an important part of the overall campaign

#SG50: A changing Singapore questions its miracle

Aug 09, 2015 - 6:43 PM

While Lee Kuan Yew s Singapore valued economic growth younger affluent Singaporeans demand more of the government and question the costs of economic success

SINGAPORE’S 50TH. People wave national flags during Singapore's 50th National day anniversary celebration at the Padang in Singapore on August 9, 2015. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

#AnimatED: Explaining the media

Apr 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We realize that for all the media’s vital role in a democracy and their influence on the country’s national affairs little is known about how the Fourth Estate works what principles guide us and how we make decisions

#FreeAJStaff: Australia optimistic Egypt will release jailed journalist

Dec 24, 2014 - 9:49 AM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is optimistic that Egypt may release jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste within days

SENTENCED. Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) stand inside court's cage during a trial session for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information in Cairo, Egypt. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

CNN to suspend service in Russia

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:34 AM

The move comes with Russian President Vladimir Putin increasingly at odds with independent news media especially over coverage of the Ukraine crisis

People walk into the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 26 August 2014. Erik S Lesser/EPA

Afghan president lifts ban on expelled US reporter

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:51 AM

Ghani: I ve asked our Attorney General to end the ban on US journalist and grant him permission to return to Afghanistan We respect the freedom of press

New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg speaks during an interview with an AFP reporter at the New York Times office in Kabul on August 20, 2014. AFP/Shah Marai

Scorned former first lady in Hollande kiss-and-tell

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:34 AM

In a kiss and tell memoir Valerie Trierweiler charts the highs and lows of her time with Francois Hollande whose popularity is already at historic lows and who could suffer further embarrassment from the new revelations

French journalist Valerie Trierweiler at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France, 28 July 2014. Etienne Laurent/EPA

US 'disturbed' by Afghan refusal to let reporter leave

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:10 AM

New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg was called into the Afghan attorney general s office for questioning over a recent story and banned from traveling when he refused to reveal a confidential source

The New York Times headquarters is seen February 14, 2008 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Jokowi rebound? New survey, social media say so

Jul 07, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Jokowi s team expects a 6 12 margin of victory in what has become Indonesia s closest presidential race

Indonesian frontrunner presidential candidate Joko Widodo (L hands raised) greets supporters during campaign for the July 9 election in his hometown in Solo city, Central Java. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Egypt president's regret over Al Jazeera journalists' case encourages family

Jul 07, 2014 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED Sisi: The sentencing of several journalists had a very negative effect and we had nothing to do with it

REMORSE? In this file photo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he meets with Sudanese President (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, June 27, 2014. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Thai 'Red Shirts' want referendum on political impasse

May 22, 2014 - 2:47 PM

The Red Shirts want new national polls they hope will provide a fresh mandate to the beleaguered elected government

Aquino prays for columnists, says media still a headache

Dec 03, 2013 - 7:26 PM

If we don t make a controversy or issue it s as if our media is boring says the President

PRESIDENT'S WISH. President Benigno Aquino III says his Christmas wish is for Filipinos to stay optimistic and for no more calamities. Malacanang Photo Bureau

British parties strike deal on new press watchdog

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:47 AM

Britain s newspapers vowed to scrutinize a deal struck by politicians on a tough new press regulator which they warn threatens 318 years of press freedom

The front pages of British newspapers on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT

New China premier to hold rare press conference

Mar 17, 2013 - 8:32 AM

The press conference will be a rare chance for foreign media to scrutinize Li as high ranking Chinese politicians normally maintain strict secrecy and rarely give interviews to non official media

NEW PREMIER. In a file picture taken on April 2, 2012, China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ed Jones / FILES

Journalists, politicos fight corruption before elections

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:11 PM

As many as 90 of journalists may engage in mild forms of corruption during elections

Clinton doesn't believe she'll run in 2016

Dec 13, 2012 - 7:28 AM

I ve been as you know at the highest levels of American and now international activities for 20 years and I just thought it was time to take a step off maybe do some reading and writing and speaking and teaching

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs during an interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, aired December 12, 2012. Frame grab courtesy of ABC News.

TV Patrol and the anchor’s new clothes

Jul 29, 2012 - 1:03 PM

Friday night was a situation waiting to happen ABS CBN big bosses who have long been in the media business surely must have seen it coming but they opted to take the risk in 2010 anyway