[UPDATED as of Jan 9, 2012] MANILA, Philippines – A group of journalists — committed to inform Filipinos and inspire them to interact and participate in nation building by providing a credible, creative, and interactive platform — is introducing a social news network on January 12, 2012. They are calling themselves Rappler.
To celebrate this event, Rappler is partnering with institutions such as the Far Eastern University, Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo, Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association, and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators. About a thousand are expected to attend the event which will be held from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the FEU auditorium.
A “chat session” with the theme, “Social Media for Social Change” will be the third of the Move.PH chat series for 2011, the earlier successful ones being held in Baguio City in September and Davao City in November.
The Manila leg will feature Veronica Pedrosa, news presenter of Al Jazeera English. She will be joined by Maria Ressa, former CNN Jakarta Bureau Chief, who will speak about social media and Rappler. Ressa is executive editor and CEO of Rappler. Queries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. – Rappler.com