Archive for the ‘Freedom of Information’ Category

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...

"Anti-selfie" bill co-author withdraws Cong B. Corrales THE LIST of authors of a controversial house bill being opposed by journalists and freedom of expression advocates in the Philippines just got shorter. Former police general Leopoldo...

THE WORLD is an increasingly dangerous place for journalists. On average, more than 30 journalists are murdered every year, and the murderers go unpunished in nearly nine of 10 cases. Hundreds of journalists each year are attacked, threatened, or...

What is the Uncovering Asia conference? UNCOVERING ASIA is the first Asian investigative journalism conference. The event will bring together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around...

Freeze-framing not acceptable, junk the bill now, photogs call on Rodriguez CONGRESSMAN Rufus Rodriguez may have withdrawn his support for his controversial "anti-selfie" bill but photographers in the Philippine capital are no convinced that the bill...