FEU PUBLIC POLICY CENTER

Media, Technology, and Society

The FEU Public Policy Center aims to achieve an honest, reliable, fair, accountable and transparent map of Media, Technology and Society Policies that will ensure the quality of media output; and technological end-product and services that the society will receive.

Media, Technology, and Society

News & Events

Media, Technology, and Society

About the Project

The digital age demands that we all become critical producers and consumers of information.  FPPC looks at the cross section of media, technology, and society to see how educational institutions can support the need to develop digital literacy among students and the general public.

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            A student-led campaign against #fakenews

Research Agenda

The FPPC welcomes interested scholars and organisations to collaborate on public policy issues in the intersection of media, technology, and society.

Fora

Spotted: #fakenews

The Moment of Truth: The Challenge of Social Media

Media, Technology, and Society

Project Partners

EON: The Stakeholder Relations Group

Public Relations partner of the FEU Marketing and Communication, the FPPC continued to partner and work with The EON Group for fora, events and media opportunities of the FEU Public Policy Center.

EON: The Stakeholder Relations Group is a Public Relations Firm and events office that started in 1998.

The EON Public Relations unit is comprised of master storytellers and thought-leaders that put a focus on influencer relations to deliver research-based strategies that build trust by way of truth-telling to produce lasting and meaningful results.

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Research Fellows

Melinda Quintos de Jesus

Melinda Quintos de Jesus is the Executive Director of Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

As a working journalist herself, Ms. de Jesus was among the women journalists who wrote critically of the Marcos regime as a columnist in the Bulletin Today. She wrote on the excesses of the regime, cases of disappearances and warrantless arrests and detention, and killings of activists during latter years of Marcos administration. In 1983, she, along with other critical women writers, was eased out of her post as a columnist and moved to become deputy editor and columnist of the newsmagazine Veritas Newsweekly, which was on the forefront of the “alternative press,” a clutch of publications which provided news that the Marcos dictatorship suppressed.

She became its editor in chief in late 1986 until its closure in 1988. She wrote her column for a number of Manila dailies (Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Evening News, Isyu) and worked as a commentator for both radio and television talk shows.

In 1989, she organized CMFR where she continues to work as executive director. As executive director, Ms. de Jesus conceptualized the institutional framework and design of CMFR’s core programs: media monitoring to promote professional values in the practice of the press as well as press freedom protection. She is the publisher of the annual journalism review Media Times.

She has developed training programs on media and the justice system, human rights reporting, peace journalism, coverage of the marginalized sectors (women and children, LGBT, indigenous peoples), and other emerging issues in the news agenda.

She continues to develop initiatives, such as the media literacy project. She has been a speaker, panelist, and resource person at international conferences and meetings. She has also served as consultant for journalism projects, including media-oriented networks.
Ms. De Jesus has served several terms as a member of the Council of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) Council and the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy (WMD). She is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and the Philippine-based Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists, Inc. (FFFJ).

She was journalist-in-residence at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a fellow of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy based at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.

Ms. De Jesus received the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Fellowship for Professional Development in 2000 in recognition of her efforts to strengthen Philippine democracy by promoting higher standards of media responsibility and professionalism.

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