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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

Blogger-propagandists, the new crisis managers

Aug 20, 2017 - 5:15 PM

In many ways pro Duterte bloggers do the job of the PCOO especially when it comes to managing backlash against the administration and promoting government programs

State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Pro Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics

Accredited bloggers 'encouraged' to follow journalism ethics – Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:02 PM

Malacañang will check the veracity of the reports of bloggers who are allowed to cover presidential events says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Questions PCOO has to answer about its bloggers accreditation policy

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vague wording and lack of appreciation for realities of presidential coverage plague PCOO s interim social media policy

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin listens to a resource speaker during the PCOO’s First Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017.

Nothing stopping accredited bloggers from cursing, lying online, Malacañang says

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The PCOO gives in to accommodate some bloggers and Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson who called for a more populist accreditation policy

In this file photo, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan talks to members of the media about #AllMediaPH, the draft concept of social media policy on the sidelines of the PCOO's first Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. Malacanang photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Andanar approves 'interim policy' for accrediting bloggers

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Social media practitioners 18 years old or above who have at least 5 000 followers and generate news about President Rodrigo Duterte may be given accreditation

Bautista, Bureau of Customs, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

ASEAN accreditation granted to 14 bloggers – Andanar

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:56 PM

With their IDs bloggers were given access to the International Media Center press kits lunch buffet and various activities organized for media like Media Night All these are paid for by taxpayers money

Government officials holds the Mindanao Hour press briefing on the situation in Marawi at Conrad Hotel in Pasay on August 4, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must watch videos from this week

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Whom to trust – journalists or social media stars?

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Who is more inclined towards truth telling?

Imee Marcos, Mocha Uson part of Duterte's delegation to Middle East

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:43 PM

3rd UPDATE The Ilocos Norte governor joins the trip to meet Ilocano OFWs in the Middle East Uson is there to boost morale and well being among OFWs says Malacañang

MEMBER OF DELEGATION. MTRCB member Mocha Uson and Ilocos Norte governor Imee Marcos join the President in Middle East. Uson photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Marcos photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pro-Duterte bloggers argue for use of profane language after accreditation

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Pro Duterte bloggers bristle at proposals prohibiting them from using offensive language saying this is what makes their blogs popular

BLOGGER'S STANCE. Duterte online defender Trixie Cruz-Angeles speaks during the PCOO's Social Media Town Hall on February 23, 2017. RTVM screenshot

Draft Palace policy: No lies, foul language for bloggers

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Bloggers who apply for Palace accreditation must commit to publishing only truthful and accurate information according to a draft PCOO memorandum circular

BLOGGERS IN PALACE. President Rodrigo Duterte meets bloggers and online defenders in Malacañang. Screenshot from RTVM

Palace crafting 'social media policy' for bloggers

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The policy will allow bloggers to be recognized as legitimate sources of information and provide a system of accreditation says the Presidential Communications Operations Office

'SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY.' Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is paving the way for bloggers to be seen as 'legitimate sources of information.' File photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Veteran bloggers push criteria for Malacañang accreditation

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Longtime bloggers weigh in on the Malacañang media accreditation debate

ACCESS. Bloggers Noemi Lardizabal Dado and Jane Uymatiao, and Press Secretary Martin Andanar

Duterte gives online defenders access to Palace events

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:56 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the go signal for some bloggers to occasionally cover Palace events like press briefings and presidential activities

'STAUNCH SUPPORTERS.' President Duterte meets with online personalities supportive of him in Malacañang Palace on February 7, 2017. RTVM screenshot

[Newspoint] A runaway train

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I can imagine it s not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist Now he s thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves

Fears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanish

Jan 10, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Rights groups say Pakistani activists and journalists often find themselves caught between the country s security establishment and militant groups including the Taliban

MISSING. Pakistani human rights activists hold images of bloggers who have gone missing during a protest in Peshawar on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rizwan Tabassum /AFP

Board member Mocha Uson? Netizens weigh in

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The appointment of the controversial blogger draws comments from fans and haters alike

Syrian girl blogger, 7, meets Erdogan at Ankara palace

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED Bana al Abed is among the thousands of people evacuated from Aleppo under a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia

A handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Presidential press office on December 21, 2016 shows Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) posing as he holds in his arms the seven-year-old Bana al-Abed (L), who tweeted from Aleppo on the attacks, at the Presidential Complex in Ankara. Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on December 19, 2016 and was set to be brought into Turkey, Turkish officials and aid workers said. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE / KAYHAN OZER / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Kayhan OZER/Turkish Presidential press office" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

So what if Mocha Uson is not a journalist?

Dec 08, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The battle for hearts and minds is no longer just a battle for the truth It has become a battle in which noise and vitriol have become the most deadly weapons

PewDiePie threatens to shut down YouTube channel

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The world s most watched video blogger claims YouTube is trying to kill off his channel

ONLINE TANTRUM. YouTube star PewDiePie rails against changes that the online video site subtly introduces. Screengrab from PewDiePie/YouTube

WATCH: See how Korean beauty blogger transforms into Kylie Jenner

Sep 06, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Pony is back with her amazing skills this time transforming herself into Kylie Jenner

KYLIE JENNER. Korean beauty blogger Pony transforms herself into the famous Kardashian-Jenner. The photo on the left, from a previous video, shows Pony before makeup. Screengrabs from YouTube/Pony Makeup

Chart the uncharted: Blogapalooza 2016

May 04, 2016 - 11:41 AM

On its 5th year Blogapalooza wants businesses and bloggers to build connections in new and exciting ways

Vietnam jails prominent blogger for 5 years

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:25 PM

UPDATED Watchdogs say the prison term for Nguyen Huu Vinh popularly known as Anh Ba Sam is unjust

epa05226769 Nguyen Huu Vinh, known as blogger Anh Ba Sam, stands during his trial in Hanoi, Vietnam 23 March 2016. Vinh, 59, a former police officer, was accused of 'abusing democratic freedoms to infringe the state interests', according to media report. EPA/STR

Singapore blogger to pay libel damages to PM Lee over 17 years

Mar 14, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED If Roy Ngerng misses an installment he would have to pay the full amount of SGD 150 000 immediately

epa04826131 Singaporean blogger Roy Ngerng speaks to reporters, after his defamation trial against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, outside the Supreme Court building in Singapore, 01 July 2015. Today marks the start of a three-day trial which seeks to award PM Lee damages after Ngerng had accused Singapore's Prime Minister of misusing savings from the Central Provident Fund (CPF). EPA/WALLACE WOON

Top bloggers, digital influencers to converge at Blogopolis 2016

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Nunffnang s annual conference and awards night for bloggers will take place on Saturday Feb 27

Two secular writers, publisher attacked in Bangladesh

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:56 PM

They are the latest victims in a series of attacks against the country s activists

Bangladesh arrests militant chief over blogger murders – police

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Two others members of the ABT were also arrested Thursday in the capital Dhaka

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Bangladesh s elite security force arrests three suspected Islamist militants including a British citizen who police say was the main planner of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers

ARREST. Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel accompany suspect and Bangladesh-origin British citizen, Touhidur Rahman, who has been arrested with two other suspects for the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers, during a media photocall in Dhaka on August 18, 2015. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

Bangladesh police chief's blogger warning sparks uproar

Aug 10, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Secular activists express outrage after Bangladesh s national police chief warned bloggers they faced jail for posting material deemed offensive following last week s machete murder of a secular writer

‘CROSS THE LIMIT.’ The body of murdered Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, is moved from his home in Dhaka on August 7, 2015. Photo by AFP

What it takes to compete in the digital arena

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:20 AM

As businesses make the move to digital the playing field grows bigger

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

Things to Do June 7-11

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:07 PM

We round up this week s events in the metro

Bangladesh bans Islamist group after blogger killings

May 25, 2015 - 11:32 PM

The Home Ministry s move to outlaw the Ansarullah Bangla Team comes almost a week after police asked the government to ban the group suspecting it of being behind the deaths of 3 bloggers this year

Persona non grata: PH's obsession with social media

May 13, 2015 - 12:08 PM

What compels us to defend our country’s reputation so fiercely against such a feeble blow?

Bangladeshis pay tribute to US blogger killed in machete attack

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:45 PM

More than 1 000 mourners gathered to pay respects and lay wreaths on murdered atheist blogger Avijit Roy

TRIBUTE. Bangladeshi mourners pay their last respects to US blogger of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site Avijit Roy in Dhaka on March 1, 2015. Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP

Saudi postpones flogging of blogger for 3rd week

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:35 PM

Raef Badawi was not flogged on Friday his wife Ensaf Haidar says adding that the reason was unclear

BLOGGER. A picture taken in 2012 in Jeddah and made available by the family on January 16, 2015 shows Saudi blogger Raef Badawi who was sentenced in May 2014 to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine for ‘insulting Islam. AFP PHOTO / FAMILY HO AFP PHOTO / FAMILY HO

Tunisia blogger who 'defamed army' denied bail

Jan 06, 2015 - 10:22 PM

Yassine Ayari was convicted in November in absentia for having defamed army officers and senior defense ministry officials whom he accused of financial abuse

Media watchdog concerned after Tunisian army jails blogger

Jan 02, 2015 - 8:52 PM

On November 18 the military tribunal sentenced blogger Yassine Ayari to three years on charges of having defamed army officers and senior defence ministry officials

The art of letting go – in style

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:27 PM

3 top bloggers share lessons on how to create a timelessly cool wardrobe

Ilonggos 'sleeping' no longer, ready to #ShareIloilo

Nov 17, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Iloilo netizens ready to ShareIloilo to the rest of the world

Davaoeños protect and promote Davao through social media

Oct 27, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Davaoeños find a common purpose online – to focus on promoting their city to the rest of the world

Saab Magalona attacked at party, speaks out against violence

Jun 04, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Saab said their lawyers are on the case and mom Pia says that Saab has now gone back to her daily routine

Saab said she will not tolerate any violence against women

Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:04 PM

UPDATED Supporters of Alexei Navalny fear the second major case against him will result in a lengthy jail term

Food for the brave: Eat prey, luv

Mar 30, 2014 - 8:53 AM

One dish does not define a cuisine The food in a couple of turo turos is not an accurate picture of the Philippine culinary landscape

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