Archive for the ‘Access to Information’ Category

CEBU CITY -- Going back to the basic tenets of good reporting, abiding by ethical standards, maintaining independence, and working hard are essential in upholding press freedom and serving the community. These were the insights shared by a panel of...

HALF THE WORLD or nearly six billion people will have Internet access in the next three years. Two years hence by 2019, up to 7.8 billion people would be online. Yet still, that is just half the story. Up to 80 percent of the citizens of the 48 poorest...

TODAY on our Journalist's Toolbox | Resources: A Guide to Investigative Books and Films from the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Does the name Gabriel Garcia Marquez sound familiar? His works of magical realism like "Hundred Years of...

All set for Freedom of Information run on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014! By Cong B. Corrales Ready, set, and go for our right to know. Get your running shoes ready for “Tanglaw Run for Freedom of Information” next Saturday, October 4, at the...

AN ONLINE tug 'o war on pending right of reply bills has been launched by the House of Representatives. The online poll posits this question: "Do you agree that a 'right of reply' provision must be incorporated in the proposed FOI statute?" Agree?...

By Charmaine P. Lirio TO SHARE or not to share -- that's a question that arguably shouldn’t even come up whenever the Supreme Court is asked for the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) of its members and the rest of the judiciary....

IT IS A BUDGET decked with pork before and huge lump-sum or special purpose funds to this day. Many citizens are wont to believe that the budget is a document that hides more than it reveals. Yet still, in terms of the simple availability of budget...