human rights

16 awarded fellowships in 15th UP-CMC Community Journalism Workshop

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) has chosen 15 print, broadcast and online journalists and a graduating journalism student as fellows in the 15th Lopez Jaena Journalism Workshop.

The workshop is being held in partnership with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA).

This year’s workshop focuses on justice and human rights. It will be held at the CMC Plaridel Hall in UP Diliman from October 19 to 25.

End Human Rights Violations; Stop the Killing of Journalists!

Statement of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication on the first year of the Aquino Presidency, July 25, 2011

BENIGNO AQUINO III became President a year ago on the wings of Filipino hopes for change, and their loathing for one of the most unpopular Presidents in Philippine history. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s legitimacy was seriously in question, and to stay in power she practically encouraged human rights violations through such acts as applauding the work of the notorious General Palparan. She also systematically harassed the independent press, and by the force of that example emboldened the killers of journalists and media workers. Before her term ended corruption had metastasized throughout the entire government and political system; human rights violations had escalated to a level unheard of since the Marcos dictatorship; and the Ampatuan Massacre—the worst attack in history on journalists, the free press and democracy itself—had happened in the Maguindanao turf of one of her warlord allies.

AGITPROP: International Film Festival on Peoples’ Struggles

AGITPROP: International Film Festival on Peoples’ Struggles aims to provide a venue for films and filmmakers that dare present social realities that are often silenced and ignored by the mainstream media. The screenings will be held on  July 4, 2011, 9-12 and 1-4pm, at the Cine Adarna, UP Film Institute.

Below are the screening times of the documentaries, along with a brief description of the films: