In an address to the Foreign Press Association at the Vatican last year, Pope Francis pointed out: “Freedom of the press and of expression is an important indicator of the state of a country’s health.”
This Friday, Daang Dokyu takes the country’s health on scrutiny with a discussion on the state of journalism in this era of social media, fake news, and increasingly repressive environment for the media.
Some of the country’s most formidable journalists will join the panel: ABS-CBN Corporation head of integrated news and current affairs Ging Reyes, Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist John Nery, and Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism director, and Columbia Journalism School professor Shiela Coronel. Roby Alampay will moderate.
This is the first time these journalists are coming together in a Philippine forum since the pandemic broke and since ABS-CBN lost its franchise.
The session will tackle guideposts for young journalists as it aims to be a dialogue between generations. It will also cover the challenges of producing more in-depth journalism. Panelists will discuss the dearth of investigative stories, which are essential especially in the current environment.
The webinar will also look into what the loss of ABS-CBN means for far-flung marginalized communities, which solely depended on the network as source of information; for calamity response and relief operations; and for augmenting resources in distance education.
State of Philippine Journalism will be streamed live on Daang Dokyu’s Facebook page and Youtube channel October 23 at 8PM. It will also be cross-posted on the ANCX Facebook page.
Details and updates will be posted on the film festival’s social media accounts. More about Daang Dokyu at daangdokyu.ph.