Category: Media

Lyceum admin undermines student paper’s autonomy

MANILA — The administration of the Lyceum of the Philippines Manila (LPU-Manila) has locked the office of the student publication The Lyceum Independent Sentinel, Oct. 6. Security guards also barred students who wore black shirts and black ribbons from entering the university premises, following the Black Friday protest staged in front of the school. The…

Pooled editorial | Anti-fake news bill: Dangerous – and unnecessary

The bill’s definition of fake news provides us a clue. It claims that fake news is any information that intends to sow hatred, chaos, violence or division, or seeks to blacken someone’s reputation. Intent and malice will therefore be the basis for deciding what is fake news, which in turn will lead to the prosecution of the party involved – but how does one distinguish between a false report based on an honest mistake and one maliciously spread through print, broadcasting and online?