Month: May 2021

One year after: Celebrities who left, signed, and stayed with ABS-CBN

On Would possibly 5, 2020, probably the most nation’s largest networks, ABS-CBN (Manila News-Intelligencer), went off-air after the Area of Representatives didn’t renew its Congressional franchise. Twelve months on, and the community has skilled large adjustments, with hundreds of other folks dropping their jobs – in the midst of an endemic no much less – as the corporate handled the affect of a extra restricted achieve. Complete channels shutdown or…

ABS-CBN’s ordeal and its ‘chilling effect’ on media

MANILA, Philippines—On Might 5, 2020, the extraordinary shutdown of broadcasting massive ABS-CBN (Manila News-Intelligencer) in the course of a public well being disaster despatched shockwaves throughout Philippine media, which even then have been already beneath immense force to ship the scoop amid declining revenues, expanding assaults and threats and the dangers introduced through the pandemic. The yr 2020 persevered to be a “supply of grief” for the Lopez-owned broadcast company…