Media’s ignorance, prejudice re NFP

MORE AND MORE people are seeing the ignorance of mainstream media when it comes to rational arguments against the RH bill.

In a letter to the Inquirer (“Modern NFP not rhythm method” 7/4/11), former swimmer and TV host Christine Jacob-Sandejas clarified that

[t]he media, along with many healthcare professionals, are uninformed about modern methods of NFP [natural family planning] like the Sympto-Thermal Method, the Ovulation Method, or the Billings Method; so they group the various modern natural methods under the title “rhythm.”

Here’s another one trusting that “media will do their part” in truly facilitating real informed choice.

Read Ms. Jacob-Sandejas’s informative article in full >>

[UPDATED: 7/4/11 4:33 pm]


Tweet ur views, attach #phmedia

SINCE WRITING ENTRIES to this blog is not exactly a popular pastime, we now open the experimental Twitter hashtag #phmedia! [Applause] That’s for you and I to air our  views regarding journalism practice in the Philippines…in 140 characters or less! (Or you can Twitlonger.) 🙂

This way, the (harried and concerned) news media consumer (i.e. you) does away with writing the relatively longer blog entry-length commentaries for this blog. Now all you have to do whenever you want to comment about certain news media articles/videos is tweet about it and attach the hashtag #phmedia. And everyone who’d look for that hashtag on Twitter will be swimming in a stream (hopefully) of ordinary people’s takes on media.

Sweet, I know. 😉

OK, many of you are probably not into Twitter yet. Now is the time you become part of it. And follow @peopleformedia, and keep yourself updated about what other people think about Philippine media by following #phmedia. Simple!

Of course, People for Media will still publish blog posts for commentaries that are (a) worth it and/or (b) reasonably cathartic. 🙂

Journalists are accountable to us. Let’s make #phmedia work and have them hear us!