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Truth in Media

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“The positive development of the media at the service of the common good is a responsibility of each and every one,. Because of the close connections the media have with economics, politics and culture, there is required a management system capable of safeguarding the centrality and dignity of the person, the primacy of the family as the basic unit of society and the proper relationship among them.”
-Pope John Paul II in his apostolic letter, "The Rapid Development," February 2005 
The following are the words of Pope john Paul II: 
“One must remember that the proper aim and task of social communications is service to the truth and its defence.’ It means that information in the media should be presented in an objective and reliable way, avoiding manipulation and the attitude that is corruptible towards the truth.”
SOURCE: Lepa, Adam. “Seeking truth in media” Sunday Catholic Weekly. Apr. 2009. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 
Subject Headings & Keywords
Mass communication
Mass media--Moral and ethical aspects
Mass media--Philippines
Mass media--religious aspects
Moving pictures
Call Numbers
P 87-96 Communication. Mass media
PN4699-5650  Journalism
302 Social interaction


Biagi, Shirley. Media / Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media. Australia: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. >> P 90 B489 1996

Cohen, Jeff. Through the media looking glass : decoding bias and blather in the news. Monroe, Me: Common Courage Press, 1995. >> 302.23 C678 1995

Patterson, Philip, and Lee Wilkins. Media Ethics: Issues & Cases. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill, 2002. >> 175.1 P317 2002


Ables, Higino Alindogan. Mass Communication and Philippine society. Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press, 2003. 302.23 A152 2003

From Loren to Marimar : the Philippine media in the 1990s. Quezon City : Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1999. >> 302.2309599 F931 1999

Hofileña, Chay F. News for Sale: The Corruption of the Philippine Media. Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1998. >> 302.23 H711 1998 

Maslog, Crispin C. Philippine communication today. Quezon City : New Day Publishers, 2007. >> 302.209599 M394 2007

Maximino, Jose Mario B. Ethics and social responsibility in mass communication. Pasig City : Anvil Pub, 2007. >> 302.23 M464 2007

News in Distress: The Southeast Asian Media in a Time of Crisis. Quezon City, Metro Manila: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1999. >> 323.445 N49 1999

Tolentino, Rolando B. National/transnational : sublect formation and media in and on the Philippines. Quezon City : Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001. >> 302.23 T55 2001

Teachers Collection

Rodman, George. Mass media in a changing world : history, industry, controversy. 3rd ed. Boston: Mc Graw Hill, 2010.  >> 302.23 R693 2010

Vertical Files
Freedom of the press
Moving picture industry
CBCP Monitor
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) seeks to uphold press freedom, promote responsible journalism, and encourage journalistic excellence.
Web Resources

“Asian Media Barometer: The Philippines 2011 Report.” Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Dec. 2011. Web. 11 Jul. 2012. 

Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. “Does self-regulation have a future in the Philippines?” Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. 14 Jun. 2011. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 

Mangahas, Malou. “Excess of freedom, impunity; Deficit of ethics, self-criticism” Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. 12 Dec. 2011. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 

Philippine Press Institute and National Press Club. “Journalist’s Code of Ethics (Philippines).” Eye on Ethics. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 

Pontifical Council for Social Communications. “Ethics in communication.” CBCP Catholic INitiative for Enlightened Movie Appreciation (CINEMA). 2000. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 

Pontifical Council for Social Communications. “Pornography and Violence in the Communications Media : a Pastoral Response.” CBCP Catholic INitiative for Enlightened Movie Appreciation (CINEMA). 1989. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. 

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