December 2008 Archives - CMFR

  • International Crisis

    Burmese junta hands down ridiculous prison sentences A POPULAR comedian active in Burma’s democracy movement was sentenced to 45 years in jail last Nov. 21 for criticizing the junta’s... Read more

  • National Crisis

    Sixth journalist killed ANOTHER BROADCASTER was shot and killed last Nov. 17 by a killer onboard a motorcycle in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. He was the sixth Filipino journalist... Read more

  • Speaking of Media

    State of denial “It is strange, but not at all surprising, that this repressive Arroyo presidency would dismiss the significant drop in the press freedom index given by inter-national... Read more

  • Chronicle

    2009 World Press Freedom Prize The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is now accepting nominees for the 2009 Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Deadline is... Read more

  • PR in the Season of Giving

    By Marlene Elizalde Cinco The brand message of Christmas has always been about giving.  Between Christmas news hooks and forward features lists, ’tis thus the season for public relations... Read more

  • Obituaries

    Manalo, 88 Former journalist and diplomat Armando D. Manalo died of a lingering illness last Oct. 28. He was 88. Manalo wrote for the Manila Chronicle, the Philippines Free... Read more

  • Online monitors

    Cover-up CHEERS TO VERA Files for providing an analysis of government actions related to the return of former Department of Agriculture (DA)  undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante and the charges... Read more

  • TV monitors

    Reporting Asia CHEERS TO ANC’s Top Story for trying to move beyond the parochial orientation that characterize much of the Philippine press when it comes to news about the... Read more

  • Print monitors

    Clash over “crash” CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for raising a media concern when the U.S. financial crisis hit the front pages: should journalists call it a crash... Read more

  • Twin Jeers of the Month

    Flawed coverage JEERS TO the Manila press for its flawed coverage of the latest impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The Manila broadsheets and much of television news... Read more