Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

INDEPENDENT media organizations in Southeast Asia on Tuesday urged the government of Indonesia to immediately release two French journalists who had been arrested and jailed in Papua province on Aug. 6, 2014 or for nearly a month now. In a statement,...

REPOSTED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS'  WEBSITE Sheila Coronel is the director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Last month, she was named as the next...

By Cong B. Corrales THE STORM surges and strong winds have long been gone but people in areas hardest hit by super typhoon Haiyan last year still continue to rebuild their shattered lives. And women are finding it more difficult than men, burdened...

IN THIS issue of Asia Journalism Focus published by Temasek Foundation's Asia Journalism Forum in Singapore, the work of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism in advancing data journalism was discussed. "Quality journalism is more needed...

The people's initiative versus pork barrel in all forms By Julius D. Mariveles 'The pen is mightier than the pork." - Inday Espina-Varona, Scrap Pork network "This is not right, we must do something." Renato Reyes, Bayan secretary-general “When...

THE PEOPLE’S initiative versus the pork barrel might fail if the current Commission on Elections will count the votes during a referendum for the approval of a law that would ban the fund. This was the warning of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz, one...

By Julius D. Mariveles LOCAL GOVERNMENT officials in Negros Occidental who were the first to issue a statement of support for President Benigno S. Aquino III over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) are now bucking calls for a...