Luis V. Teodoro, Author at CMFR

  • Making a difference

    THE DECISION of Google and its subsidiaries such as YouTube and about a dozen others not to accept political advertising during the official campaign period of the 2022 elections... Read more

  • Giving it meaning: Journalism as interpretation

    MUCH of the reporting of the Philippine press and media falls under the category of what some academics call “descriptive journalism.”   It is supposed to be journalism that demands... Read more

  • Free expression under siege

    PRESUMABLY SPEAKING for President Benigno Aquino III, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma described martial rule — which Ferdinand Marcos imposed throughout the country 43 years ago through Presidential Proclamation... Read more

  • Ending impunity is a state responsibility

    "BIZARRE" WAS how an American journalist, who’s in the Philippines to write an article on the killing of journalists, described what he’s finding out Read more

  • Exempting themselves

    LAST WEEK'S flurry of media attention on Tacloban City and some other areas in the Visayas supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) smashed into on November 8, 2013 has once more underlined... Read more

  • Out of context

    EVERY REPORTER is—or should be—familiar with the who, what, where, when, why and how of news writing. What happened, to whom, where it happened, how, why and when are... Read more

  • Depoliticizing the Filipino

    ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE suggests mass disaffection with Philippine politics in the wake of the scandals that regularly appear in the Philippine media. Read more

  • The media and the martial law period

    TO THEIR credit, some radio and TV stations as well as broadsheets have been commemorating the declaration of martial rule in 1972 by airing and presenting special reports every... Read more

  • Minimizing the killings

    NO ONE — certainly not the journalism community and the public it serves — benefits from the attempts to make it seem as if the killing of journalists in... Read more

  • Rethinking the ‘Trial by Publicity’ rule

    IN ONE more demonstration of the Philippine military’s incapacity for anything resembling objective judgment, which results in its chronic inability to distinguish between victims and victimizers, the retired generals... Read more