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Citizens engaging & watching government for a better Philippines

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    The “Democracy and Disinformation,” Conference with 42 resource persons discussed  ways to tackle  fake news, other forms of disinformation, and how to fight back .For the first time. journalists, online media and bloggers collaborated to tackle why “fake news” and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms and ways on fighting back I know some of you missed the two day conference last February 12 and 13, 2018 but you can watch the videos below: Day 1- February 12, 2018 Day 2 – February 13, 2018 The highlights of the conference can be gleaned by  quotable quotes from some of the resource speaker. February 12, 2018 – Why Fake News and other Information disorders Day 1 talked about the prevalence of disinformation and how it  affects democracy. “The truth is a harder sell than the lies” – Cherian George, Centre for Media and Communication Research,  on the struggles facing journalists in the struggle to #FightDisinfo “The problem in lying is also the drama. For journalists, how do you present truth better than lies”- Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism “Challenge for journalists is to discern and not peddle misinformation by the president” – Ellen Tordesillas, Vera Files “Too many journalists [...]

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    To curb the spread of disinformation or fake news, I  do my share as a blogger by writing articles of national interest and those that educate the users of social media platforms on its judicious use . READ: How to stop the spread of fake news. is legislation the proper remedy? Nothing makes my online life more relevant than using social media for social good and maximizing personal and collective social media capital for social change.  Being responsible. Being vocal. Taking a stand on issues. Exposing corruption and incompetence. Making politics work for the country, especially the voiceless, poor and marginalized. And using social media to help achieve these. Blogging for social good is just one of the many ways to effectively use social media. At the recent “Democracy and Disinformation” Conference held last February 12-13, BlogWatch had the opportunity to organize a workshop for some of the participants. I conducted the “Blogging for Social Good” while Jane Uymatiao showed how citizen engagement worked. Citizen advocates BlogWatch began in November 2009 as a group of independent-minded bloggers and social media users helping with voter education. It has since evolved into a nonpartisan group of citizen advocates who engage government and the [...]

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    Time identified “The Women of #BabaeAko” as the 25 most influential people on the internet. The contenders were evaluated by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  I am so proud to be part of this movement. Nothing makes my online life more relevant than using social media for  good and maximizing personal and collective social media capital for social change. The contenders of Time’s most influential people were evaluated by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. The local news first picked it up. Bandila, May 22, 2018 Then this was followed a few days later by Al Jazeera’s   “#BabaeAko: Philippines’ Duterte ‘intimidated by strong women’; and another feature using their livestreaming #BabaeAko: Is Duterte’s behaviour sexist or misunderstood?. #BabaeAko on Al Jazeera Stream, June 7, 2018 BBC World followed suit. #BabaeAko on BBC World, June 6, 2018 And even in French news. Arte, June 18, 2018 So why was #BabaeAko influential in driving news? 1. Message matters Sometimes it can make your message more powerful if you can connect it to why the issue is important to you. #BabaeAko touches every daughter, her mother, her [...]

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