Press Club Hosts Today Hustisya Natin Media Training on Monitoring the Judiciary

The Negros Press Club, in partnership with Hustisya Natin, is holding today a one-day “Media Training on Monitoring the Judiciary” at Grand Regal Hotel in Bacolod City.

MEDIA & JUDICIARY. Negros Press Club President Renato Duran 4th from right) and Ms. Marites Dañguilan Vitug of Hustisya Natin and her group with NPC officers and at the NPC office yesterday afternoon, gearing for the Media Training on Monitoring the Judiciary to be held today at Grand Regal Hotel in Bacodlod.*

NPC president Renato Duran said this the fourth seminar the NPC has undertaken under his term.

Hustisya Natin is a consortium of non-government organizations (NGOs) aimed at empowering civil society, including the media, to monitor the courts.

Duran said that with the seminar “we hope to enhance the accountability and the integrity of the Philippine justice system. “

Aside from the NPC and Hustisya Natin also taking part in the training is the the Philippine Association of Law Schools and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.

It is the last in a series of seven media seminars for Hustisya Natin.

Duran said that training-seminar will start with a walk-through of the criminal justice system “to enable us to follow a case from start to finish.”

This is followed by a talk on the elusive paper trail—to know what official records the media and public have access to, he added.

The afternoon session opens with a discussion of a subject not usually covered by the media: the ethical behavior of justices and judges. We end the program with a discussion of sample stories on the courts and critique of coverage of courts—do these provide more light than heat?

He said speakers are experts on their subject matter.

All sessions will be on the record except when specified. We really hope to encourage lively and open discussions he said.

KASANAG, Inc. (Task Force Kasanag) under John Chiong is also supporting the seminar.

YESTERDAY, some 200 high school students form the different secondary schools in the city attended the seminar on fake news, held at the President’s Hall of the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos.

The seminar dubbed as “Scholastic Outreach: Let’s Get Real on Fake News” is an undertaking of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) headed by its executive director Ariel Sebellino and the NPC..

The NPC also recently conducted a forum on Fake News for campus papers and media practitioners at the Chalet Hotel, also with PPI, and the preservation of the Hiligaynon dialect seminar as well.*


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