How the new technology is reshaping the way we bring news to the public


By Raïssa Robles   [My speech today before the Philippine Press Institute and the National Association of Newspapers during the conference on "Watching the Watchdog: Re-examining Ourselves." ] I am honored to be part of this gathering. I think I know why I was chosen to tackle the topic: “How the new technology is reshaping the way we bring news […]

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Thank you for the three million views of my stories

And a Blessed Christmas to you all By Raïssa Robles I would like to greet everyone  a Blessed Christmas and to thank you all from my heart. Since I put up this present site a little over a year ago, the 332 stories I have published here have been viewed a total of 3,035,101 times. This would not at all […]

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Part 2: How media corruption shortchanges the public


How you can help reduce it Exclusive by Raïssa Robles When information that you obtain from mass media like newspapers, radio or TV is slanted a certain way because a politician or a company gave money to make it come out that way, then the public is shortchanged. Democracy is distorted. The way it’s supposed to work is that in […]

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Part 1: A painful topic – media corruption


Exclusive By Raïssa Robles OK, I’m biting the bullet. I will talk about media corruption as I’ve seen it and felt it and faced it. If there are reporters who are corrupt, it is because the editors tolerate them or are on the take themselves. The industry is really quite small. Tongues are loose. Talk is cheap. The giver boasts […]

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Why did four senators file nearly identical cybercrime bills?


Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Four senators filed Cybercrime Bills that were almost totally identical to each other and to the final bill that was signed into law late September by President Benigno Aquino III. The four were Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Edgardo Angara, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. The highly technical bills they filed were nearly […]

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Fr. Bernas calls Cybercrime Law “frightening”

Newsbytes By Raïssa Robles The Cybercrime Law is “partly good and partly chilling,” wrote Jesuit priest-lawyer Joaquin Bernas in his latest blog entry posted yesterday. Bernas explained why: As can easily be seen, the law deals not only with the most delicate rights of freedom of expression, freedom of communication, and the privacy of communication but also with the equally sacred […]

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Facebook told me – my posting Sotto anti-RH speech violates FB “community standards”

I am very much disturbed about Facebook. When I opened my FB page moments ago, a notice to me popped out that FB had received reports that a certain post I made on FB violated FB community standards. And I was asked to review this particular post. It turned out to be Part 1 of Senator Vicente Sotto III turno […]

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