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'Media and accountability' is 2014 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar theme | CMFR

‘Media and accountability’ is 2014 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar theme

The Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the holding of the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar. The program serves as a memorial for the late Jaime V. Ongpin for his work as a press freedom advocate involved in the protest movement against the Marcos regime. CMFR’s flagship programs include press freedom protection and the promotion of media ethics.

CMFR announced that this year’s JVO Journalism Seminar will take up the theme of is “Media and Accountability.”

CMFR administered the Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism from 1989 but discontinued the competition in 2010. The Seminar features outstanding journalists in a panel discussion.

The Seminar, which will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. on June 26, 2014 at the SGV Hall of the AIM Conference Center Manila in Makati City, will include ceremonies announcing the 2014 Marshall McLuhan Fellow as well as the Outstanding Journalist for 2013.

Print, broadcast and online journalists will constitute the panel that will discuss the topic and answer questions from the audience of media practitioners, journalists, journalism students, and journalism and communication professors from colleges and universities in the national capital region and Luzon.

The panelists for this year’s seminar and their media organizations are:

 

Nancy C. Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Steve F. Dailisan
GMA Network Inc.

Joey A. Gabieta
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Miriam Grace A. Go
Rappler.com

CheChe Lazaro
Probe Productions Inc.

Jake C. Soriano
Freelance Journalist (formerly with GMA News Research)

 

The Embassy of Canada, with SunLife Financial Inc., sponsors the Marshall McLuhan fellowship named after the Canadian communication theoretician.

The fellowship consists of a two-week familiarization and lecture tour of Canadian media and academic institutions, and later, a lecture tour of selected Philippine universities under the auspices of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.

Seventeen Filipino journalists have been McLuhan Fellows since 1997.

The 2014 McLuhan Fellow and the Outstanding Journalist of 2013 were chosen by a committee of senior journalists who considered candidates based on CMFR’s review of the 2013 press coverage of major public issues in the Philippine Journalism Review Reports online, and on recommendations from the editors of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao media organizations.