Let's Get Real on Fake News UDM!

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Professors at the Universidad de Manila (UDM) join the training team of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) and resource person Inday Espina-Varona to lead the signing of the covenant against disinformation.  This highlights the institute's one-day expanded scholastic program on fake news which include among others session on fact-checking by Vera Files' Ellen Tordesillas and press freedom and access to information.

No to Fake News

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NO TO FAKE NEWS. Criminology students do the thumb-down sign at the scholastic outreach program on "Let's Get Real on Fake News" at the Andres Bonifacio College in Dipolog City. They were among the 240 participants from 6 schools who attended the seminar organized by the Philippine Press Institite (PPI) with support from Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC). The final legs will be held in Bacolod and Dumaguete. (Photos by Kier Labrador of PPI)

''FAKE NEWS IS NOT NEWS."

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''FAKE NEWS IS NOT NEWS." The officers of the Negros Press Club (NPC) were among the 300 participants who led the signing of the covenant against disinformation and misinformation in the seminar on 'Let's Get Real on Fake News' at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNOR) in Bacolod City. This is the second to the last of the scholastic series organized by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) with support from Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) in collaboration with the local press club. The final leg will be in Dumaguete City.

FINAL SALVO: Let's Get Real on Fake News

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FINAL SALVO. Silliman University in Dumaguete hosted the last of the seminar series on "Let's Get Real on Fake News" and led the signing of the covenant in the fight against disinformation. A total of 170 attendees from various schools packed the audio-visual theater of the university's College of Mass Communication.

United against Fake News

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A total of 320 students, teachers, and media pactitioners from South Cotabato, Cotabato City, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN) make the thumbs-down gesture and sign the covenant during the one-day seminar on "Let's Get Real on Fake News" held at SM GenSan Mega Trade Hall. This is the second wave of the campaign against fake news organized by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) supported by Nickel Asia Corporatiion (NAC) in collabiration with Mindana Media Services (MMS) under the institute's scholastic press program. Next stop for Mindanao is Dipolog City on August 18.

PPI, NAC engage academe to stop fake news

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NO TO FAKE NEWS. By signing the "Covenant to Stop Fake News", students and educators commit themselves and vow "to refrain from posting or sharing any bit of information that we have not verified to be accurate and truthful — and to have originated from reliable and responsible sources.

Upholding the truth to fight falsehood

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They came in large numbers, some having traveled from nearby provinces on the eve of the event to which they were invited to witness and engage in a frank and earnest discussion on an issue that has swept the nation — fake news, deliberate misinformation, hoaxes, and other permutations of this global scourge.

PCS joins PPI, NAC campaign to stop fake news

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The board of directors of the Philippines Communication Society (PCS) participates in the covenant signing led by trainers Tess Bacalla and Ariel Sebellino to highlight the campaign of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) and Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) to stop fake news at the NCR leg of the seminar series at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). This was attended by 123 journalism and communication students and educators from various schools in Metro Manila, information officers, and PCS members. The last for Luzon will be conducted in Malolos City on May 16 at the Bulacan State University.

PPI and NAC lead campaign to stop fake news

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PPI and NAC lead campaign to stop fake news. Close to 200 participants from various schools in the province of Batangas attended the second round of the scholastic press outreach program of the Philippine Press Institute with support from Nickel Asia Corporation on "Let's Get Real on Fake News" at the Batangas State University in Batangas City. The covenant signing highlighted the one-day activity that aims to help students and educators spot fake news and find ways to stop it. The next legs will be conducted in the NCR and Bulacan.

PPI Board in Kapihan, re-affirms 'no to fake news'

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Coming at the heels of its scholastic press seminar-series on "Let's Get Real on Fake News", the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) sat in the panel at Tapatan sa Aristocrat, a regular Monday Kapihan organized by seasoned journalist Melo Acuna. PPI chairman-president Alfonso Gomez Pedrochejoined other panelists Prof. Danilo Arao of the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Mass Communication, Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files, and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in the forum on "Fake News, Media Trends and Media Ownership" moderated by Acuna and Sky Ortigas.

Valuing Natural Capital Takes Center Stage at PPI Seminar

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If some of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban and two other towns in northern Leyte could have their way, they would rather continue living near or along the coasts, which provide them with livelihood, adding they would be better off staying there than being relocated to some distant place where they are more likely to starve, they say.

PPI, NAC and MORES conduct training series on election coverage

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A few weeks from now, the electorate will troop to polling precincts to cast votes for the candidates of their choice for specific national and local elective posts — from President to town councilors. As the nation inches its way to the conduct of the elections on 9 May 2016, most candidates are leaving no stone unturned to ensure their victory at the polls. Such zeal is matched by media frenzy for horserace coverage, pitting candidates as though this political exercise were a sporting event where opponents are eyeing nothing less than the top prize.

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