Friday, October 21, 2005

Blogging conference for journalists

I was invited by Sir Alecks P. Pabico of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) to attend a conference they organized on blogging for journalists tomorrow, October 22. The conference, “Journalists as Bloggers,” will be held in The Linden Suites in Pasig City.

About 60 journalists from the mainstream media, bloggers and non-bloggers alike, will attend the event and discuss insights on the relatively new medium of blogs.

Among the speakers are some of the prominent names in journalism -- Sir Alecks, news anchor Ricky Carandang, the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s John Nery, Malaya columnist Ellen Tordesillas, and journalism professor Rachel E. Khan of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. Ma'am Rachel is also our deputy director.

The one-day activity will discuss issues of law, ethics, and corporate policy affecting blogging, and the impact and directions of journalism in the country in the Internet age.

The conference happens a few weeks after Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a global press freedom watchdog, launched a handbook for bloggers. Entitled “Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-dissidents,” it is primarily a guide for those who want not only in setting up a blog but in using it as a tool to fight censorship in their countries while remaining safe and free from government control.

The guide identifies bloggers as the “new heralds of free expression” and the “vanguard of new information revolution.”

Can't wait to be in this event.

7 comments:

yui said...

uy asteg!!! balitaan mo ko ha. :)

bryant said...

sure! no prob. nakita mo pala sa TV Patrol? Report ni Adrian Ayalin re blogging conference?

babols007 said...

post mo naman dito kung anu mangyayari diyan. cgurado ako na di makakarating diyan.

thanks! :)

bryant said...

hehe, thanks Anne. will post in a day or two. busy lang sa work. tc!

babols007 said...

ei, thanks harry! hehe. ok lang yun. :)

ellen said...

O, bryan,
Nakalog-in na rin ako.

It's a big thing for a low-tech like me.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Tell Chit, bigyan pa niya ako ng assignment for PJR Reports.

I linked your blog to mine.

bryant said...

Hi tita ellen. I am a regular visitor of your blog. Will tell ma'am Chit to give you another assignment in the PJR Reports.

Have added u in my links too!

 
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