China: Adapting to new media

King Anthony Perez 06/26/2018

(Conclusion) Wei Xiao Hui, editor-in-chief of China.org.cn, a web portal, observed that circulation has been dropping fast as interest in online media rises. Wei also observed an increase in the price of paper, along with reductions in…

Media developments in modern-day China

King Anthony Perez 06/25/2018

(Part 1) With a pair of blue round eyes, Baby Cloud gleefully welcomed visitors while speaking in Mandarin. A mobile tablet in hand, the white-shaded life-sized robot of Jiangxi Daily Newspaper Group showed off its unusual skills.…

No more parading of suspects to media

Nestle L. Semilla 06/13/2018

IN RESPONSE to the order from Camp Crame, the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will no longer present crime suspects to the media. PRO-7 Director, Chief Supt. Debold Sinas said they have to follow orders…

No more presentation of suspects to the media

Nestle L. Semilla 06/13/2018

In response to the order from Camp Crame, the PRO-7 will no longer present crime suspects to the media. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, PRO-7 director, said they have to follow orders from their higher-ups. PNP chief Director…

New Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackout

AP 05/16/2018

SINGAPORE — A new law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene, took effect in Singapore on Wednesday. The law gives…

Election candidates from media: 10 bets win, 10 others lose

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/15/2018

AT LEAST 10 mediamen were successful in their bid to become barangay officials in this years elections while at least 10 others also failed in their election run. The winners included Dennes Tabar, who was elected as…

Osmeña vent ire on Barug Team Rama in social media over Kawit deal rejection

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 05/13/2018

  Was the Cebu City council’s decision to scrap the P18 billion joint venture agreement with the Gokongwei-led Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. politically motivated? Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña thinks so as his series of criticisms…

Use social media with responsibility

Jessa Mae Sotto, Rosalie Abatayo 05/09/2018

WHILE Facebook gives Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates an avenue to deliver their campaign messages to their constituents, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminds candidates and voters to be more responsible in promoting or bashing aspirants.…

Trump, Russia and China media attacks ‘threaten democracy’

AFP 04/25/2018

Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China’s bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned that a “climate…

Mixed media arrives

Life 03/19/2018

ON THE opening of Maayo Hotel’s “Cebuano Art: A Glimpse,” painter organizer Celso Pepito called the late abstract painter Tito Cuevas the father of modern Cebuano art. By modern, the organizer meant non-traditional painting. Though certain sectors…

Temper social media use, netizens told

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/04/2018

COLLEGE student Milva Jane Villocero said she spends five hours a day browsing through her social media accounts to reconnect with old friends. “Kay naa man koy interaction sa akong mga kaila nya bisan sa uban kay…

Death by social media

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 01/26/2018

If you had a choice, what would you choose?” A tiny voice squeaked behind me while I munched on my sandwich. “What were the choices again?” Another softer but excited voice asked. “To know when you are…

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