IT MAY SEEM strange to some that the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, an organization of independent journalists, is involved in certain advocacies.
The PCIJ is active in movements that promote press freedom, human rights, democracy, good governance, and a few other advocacies that are universally accepted as necessary for democracy. The Center’s involvement in these advocacies is because of the belief that while the press needs to remain fair and impartial, it can only do so in a community that is democratic and free.
One such advocacy is the push for the passage of the Freedom of Information bill, a measure that has slumbered in Congress for more than two decades. This video short was produced and edited by PCIJ Multimedia Producer Cong B. Corrales.