The philippine mass media and its

Simply, are these controls formulated ultimately to cow the Fourth Estate? These laws mandate that no information scathing to national security shall find its way to the media. One of the major functions of the media is entertainment. Media regulation bodies An independent media regulation body does not exist.

Is this institution of government restriction a precursor to the return of authoritarian control over the media? In the United States, this is an ideological battle that they need to stand and survive as a beacon of democracy.

Media becomes an aid to the "balkanization" breaking into factions as it becomes the tool of these factions in forwarding their views.

Philippine media prides itself as the "freest in Asia"; the constitution-backed protection of press freedom gives it a characteristic libertarian flavor. Likewise, editorials harsh on the government and other such unflattering and sensitive articles are given the right to publication or airtime.

The authors also mentioned about the diversification and geographic spread of the great media companies. Foreign news, information and entertainment programs have a rather unregulated entry into the mainstream of Philippine Media.

These are realities that must not be taken for granted; hence, it must be understood to know how the mass media operates in our society together with other powerful actors or players that are strategically tapped by the authors. Ideological difference with communism is apparently understood since democracy is the beliefs that the US is trying to propagate.

The same dilemma goes with the US and PH mass media as it besets the issue of government licensing; a requirement in acquiring licenses and franchises that could potentially subject them to government control and harassment.

Later he will be linked to former President Corazon Aquino. Same as the case in America and the Philippines, the government plays a major role as a producer of flak in their aim to assail, threaten, and correct the media on the information and content they produce.

However, this seemingly untrammeled liberty exists with a dark speck. Political Role Philippine Media assumes a libertarian stance in its role of disseminating information.

To this author, this paints an incongruous image of a society bearing two aeges-authoritarian State supremacy on one hand and libertarian Bill of Rights on the other.

However, contrary to Libertarian principles, this press freedom is regulated to some extent by the government. Philippine laws since then have dealt with mass media as either print news media, or broadcast news, e. This paper assesses the complicated and confusing tapestry that is Philippine Mass Media, delving into and dissecting its two personalities-Libertarian and Authoritarian-and how they are manifested within the system.

The state can choose only one priority and strive to protect it. Not only is the element of "entertainment" felt in political reporting but likewise in the news. The reason behind, there is a need for economic necessity and reciprocity of interest, where important rumors and leaks abound; the same way bureaucratic affinity are elicited.

However, it has been criticized for having also set a long list of exceptions that threaten to undermine its usefulness as an instrument of government transparency. It is to be noted that in Libertarian theory, the power lies ultimately on the people and the state is a mere venue on which "man can develop his potentialities and enjoy a maximum of happiness" Maslog, Conclusion Although the Philippine Press is deemed the "freest in Asia," it still bears the legacies of its authoritarian past.Jan 03,  · Philippine Mass Media and Society The Philippine mass media, as the refrain goes, is “the freest in Asia”.

This is true in at least its legal sense, and in contrast to the three centuries of Spanish rule during which press censorship was the norm and free expression was subject to anti-subversion laws.

Sep 09,  · Philippine Mass Media today is a hybrid of Libertarian and Authoritarian stock, inheriting incongruous qualities that render it complicated and oftentimes confusing.

Philippine Media prides itself as the "freest in Asia"; the constitution-backed protection of press freedom gives it a characteristic Libertarian flavor.

Philippine mass media today is a hybrid of Libertarian and Authoritarian stock, inheriting incongruous qualities that render it complicated and oftentimes confusing. Philippine media prides itself as the "freest in Asia"; the constitution-backed protection of press freedom gives it a characteristic libertarian flavor.

Sep 05,  · Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky outlined five (5) filters in the ‘propaganda model’ of inequality of wealth and power and its multilevel effects on mass media interests and choices. These are: (1) size, ownership and profit orientation; (2) the advertising license to do business; (3) sourcing mass media news; (4) flak and.

Mass Media before Martial Law Martial law was proclaimed on Sept. 1st station DZAQ-TV – commercial television came to the Phils – FEATI University opened an experimental TV station Television arrived in the Phils. in the 50s Postwar Period Television Channel 3 was opened by Alto Broadcasting System.5/5(1).

Legal Framework

Philippine mass media are shaped by various factors, not least of them the preferences of media consumers and the attempts of the media industry to cater to them. These preferences, however, are not written in stone.

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