Monday, June 19, 2017

KBP brings media ethics gab
to Visayas, calls participants

TAGBILARAN CITY, June 13, (PIA)--With the onset of public concern over media handling news reports and in public issues and concerns, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) along with University of the Philippines College of Mass Communications Foundation Inc. (UP-MassCom) brings to the Visayas the second training workshop on Media Law and Ethics in Ilo-ilo City. 

Set this June 22-24, the training workshop is open for KBP accredited broadcasters presently connected with a KBP radio station in news, public affairs and entertainment and who could bring a station permit to attend the training. 

The KBP also demands that participants must be able to attend all lectures and are willing to take the examinations. 

It is not clear however what the examination is all about, especially when the participants are already accredited broadcasters. 

Speakers on the law on libel include Victor Avecilla, UP masscom law and media ethics professor and Professors Jane Vinculado and Feliciano and topics to include Libel, Libel and the constitution, Libel Elements, Defense in Libel, Public Official Rule, Libel Suit options, jurisdiction and venue, penalties and damages, other forms of libel, Cyber Libel and International Laws on Libel. 

Training topics also include the Right of Privacy, Invasion of privacy, Defenses in Privacy, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Unconventional News gathering and its penalties and damages. 

Also in the training workshop are topics on the KBP Broadcast Code, Broadcasting Ethics, KBP Code, Provisions and Penalties, Common Violations and the Broadcaster and the Station responsibilities 

Also in the training menu is an input on Intellectual Property, Intellectual Rights and International laws, Public Domain, Intellectual Property Code, Plagiarism and its infringements, according to KBP. 

The seminar workshop which is opened only for 35 participants is partly sponsored by the KBP and each participant only pays P5,000 registration, organizers said. 

Interested participants may have to email application forms, some of which can be obtained from the Philippine information Agency in Bohol. 

Organizers however need to get P1,000 non refundable pre registration fee, according to Virginia Velasco, KBP Training secretariat. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol) 

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