CJD to spearhead journalism safety forum

By Bernard Jaudian

“Kapihan sa CJD” official poster | Photo credit: Kathleen Basence


The Communication and Journalism Department (CJD) of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication (CLAC) in De La Salle University – Dasmarinas (DLSU-D) will be holding a forum entitled “Kapihan sa CJD: A Forum on Journalism Safety ” on May 4, 2018 at Eugenio Cabezas Viewing Room.

The first CJD Kapihan is intended to prepare third and fourth year Broadcast Journalism students to face the hazards and threats experienced by media workers.

The event is part of a collaborative campaign presented by the Development Broadcasting classes under Artin G. Umali, Online Journalism and Multimedia Journalism under Aurora Quadra-Balibay, and Electronic Newsroom 2 under Marissa D. Balidoy as a follow up to the COMPACT 2017 Journalism and Safety campaign.

The forum will have two broadcast journalists from the country’s major news networks as panelists.


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Julius Segovia, a GMA Network field reporter for over 10 years, currently teaches media subjects at his alma mater Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and at Far Eastern university- Manila.

Segovia regularly covered issues on energy, power, oil, water and telecommunication. Some of his noteworthy coverage include the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte which won for his team the Jorge Foster Peabody Award; the Papal Visit in Tacloban; 66th Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan; and the 21st ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.

Aside from the daily grind of writing scripts for TV, Segovia also did stories for the GMA network’s online website.


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Rodel Madridano is an Associate Producer, Segment Producer, and writer for ABSCBN’s Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO).

He has been with ABSCBN for over 10 years, and is also an experienced Executive Producer for various productions.

Madridano worked with IBC 13 for over 6 years before he joined ABSCBN.

Three panelists join the forum via video.


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Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Julie Alipala, currently in Zamboanga on assignment, joins the panel via a video discussing war zone coverage safety.


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Channel News Asia producer Purple Romero is an alumna of the Broadcast Journalism program of DLSU-D. She is a freelance producer for Al Jazeera, was previously with Newsbreak, and formerly a multimedia journalist for Rappler. Currently on assignment in Marawi, Romero joins the panel through a video interview discussing safety during disaster reporting.


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UNESCO Jakarta’s Communication and Information Advisor Dr. Ming-Kuok Lim joins the panel through a video interview on international action and government protection for journalists. Dr. Lim is a partner of CJD in its advocacy to champion journalism safety education in the Philippines.

“Kapihan sa CJD” is in line with CJD’s ongoing campaign on journalism safety and ending impunity on crimes against journalists.

Edited by Gail Cayetano; Posted by Kristine Mahusay


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