The BOBs

September 15, 2005 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

i was forwarded this email about a weblog award based in germany. and naturally i suggested PCIJ for both the Special Reporters Without Borders Award and the Best Journalistic Blog Award in English

in my pitch i said:

for a country which has been described as one of the worst places in the world to be a journalist, the PCIJ actually digs through the data often overlooked by mainstream media to bring incisive, intelligent and very thought-provoking reports on affairs of government and other interest groups that impact on the everyday lives of citizens. this blog brings that brand of reportage on a daily basis, making this site a must-read for anyone who wants to be updated on the political and economic situation in the Philippines.

after all, is there anyone else who does this kind of work in the country today?

we actually have a resolution on the spate of media killings filed with the House. when i wrote it, i specificlaly stated that we wanted it jointly referred to the human rights committee (headed by the boss, hehe) and gilbert’s public information committee. but oddly the HR committee was dropped by the rules committee which traffics all measures. and with the garci hearings, the reso was put in the backburner. i hope this institution gets to work on it soon.

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