PCIJ brings press freedom advocacy to UP Fair


Posted at Feb 11 2018 08:43 PM | Updated as of Sep 07 2018 06:34 PM

The Philippine Center of Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) will be bringing its advocacy closer to students and citizens as it joins the festivities of the annual University of the Philippines (UP) Fair in Diliman this week.

PCIJ's "Freedom for Media, Freedom for All" advocacy booth will be among the many booths students, journalists and citizens can visit during the UP Fair.

From February 13 to 17, PCIJ will be providing a "fun but thoughtful opportunity for reporters, editors, photojournalists and citizen journalists from all platforms to engage, interact and have conversations with citizens on press freedom and freedom of information."

The PCIJ booth will also provide an opportunity for journalists to interact with citizens and students to talk about their work in the media, as well as to have conversations about press freedom, freedom of information and democracy.

For the whole week, PCIJ has prepared various activities for attendees of the UP Fair, such as face painting, a photo booth, street food festival, a "fact or fake?" team contest and a cultural night.

Aside from PCIJ, other civil society organizations will also mount advocacy booths during the UP Fair, in line with the theme "Highlighting the Resilience of the Filipino Spirit Towards Progressive Change."