Danilo Araña AraoUniversity of the Philippines | UPD · Department of Journalism
Danilo Araña Arao
Journalist and educator ■ Media Asia, Kontra Daya, Bulatlat, Pinoy Weekly, Kodao, AlterMidya, PUP, UPD, TU Ilmenau
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Citations since 2016
64 Research Items
January 2020 - present
- Provides editorial direction to the peer reviewed journal Media Asia, published by the Asian Media and Information Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
January 2014 - present
- Professor (Associate)
- Teaches various Journalism, Media and Communication subjects; conducts training on writing, editing, design, layout, ethics and other aspects of media work for the private and public sectors.
The Philippine election system includes a party-list system intended to ensure that 20 per cent of House of Representatives seats are occupied by marginalised and underrepresented groups like the urban poor or indigenous communities. But what is supposed to benefit the poor is instead ending up with the rich. In Philippine election cycles, media co...
As many countries struggle from various crises, their people are struggling with various uncertainties. Contrary to claims that the COVID-19 pandemic has become a great equalizer globally, the current health crisis has further widened the gap between the rich and poor.
These are the slides I used at the online forum "Multi-Sector Perspectives on A Treaty Banning Fully Autonomous Weapons Systems" organized by the Nonviolence Intervention Asia (NISEA) and the Youth for Peace (YFP) on June 14, 2021.
These are the slides I used at the online "Research-based Advocacy through Media Appearances Capacity Building Webinar" organized by the Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD) of the De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila on May 7, 2021.
These are the slides I used at an online forum titled To ask or not to ask: Lessons on red-tagging and community pantry on April 23, 2021 organized by the Department of Journalism, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.
These are the slides I used at an online webinar MIDYA-LEKSYON: An Online Lecture with the View towards the Influence and Roles of Media in Election Period on April 13, 2021 organized by the Bachelor of Arts in Communication 2nd year students of the University of Caloocan City-South Campus.
These are the slides I used twice on January 22, 2021. Organized by the UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA), the first was held at Peralta Hall, UP Diliman for the UP Diliman Police and other security forces. Organized by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the second was held online for stud...
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a convenient excuse for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to further crack down on the media and legitimate dissent. | Arao, D. A. (2021, January 16). Lockdowns and crackdowns in the Philippines. East Asia Forum. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/01/16/lockdowns-and-crackdowns-in-the-philippines/
These are the slides I used at the online "Lawfare Forum: Dangers of Anti-Terrorism Law in Philippine Media" organized by Manila Today on January 13, 2021. The video recording of the online forum is available at Manila Today's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/manilatodaydotnet/videos/246856576800275/).
These are the slides I used at the online Defend Democracy Education Series (Persecution of the Press: Suppression of Truth) on December 12, 2020 organized by Malaya Canada in Alberta. To watch this online discussion, please go to the Facebook page of Malaya Canada (https://www.facebook.com/migrantealberta/videos/796335034251446).
These are the slides I used at the live webinar organized by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) on November 28, 2020. To watch this webinar, please go to the Facebook page of IAWRT Philippines (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=196691395381886).
These are the slides I used at an online public forum on November 20, 2020 organized by the Center for International Studies of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. To watch this, please go to my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/BKuhijj93rk).
These are the slides I used at the online educational discussion on October 19, 2020 titled "Significance of Data Empowerment in Online Activism" which was organized by the School of Statistics Student Council, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.
Arao, D. A. (2020, October). Preface: Digital security as safety training and media literacy. In R. V. Olea (Ed.), Digital security policy and guidelines for Filipino journalists (p. 1). Internews, Alipato Media Center, and Bulatlat.
These are the slides I used on the second day (August 29, 2020) of the broadcast online lecture series titled "Amplifying Issues through Investigative Broadcast Journalism" organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ).
These are the slides I used at the DDJ Seminar Series: Reporting during a Pandemic on August 10, 2020 organized by the Department of Development Journalism, College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). This online lecture may be retrieved from the YouTube channel of Ricarda Villar (https://youtu.be/lLr...
These are the slides I used at the online forum titled "A Post-SONA 2020 Virtual Town Hall Discussion: Continuing Political Development Toward a Better (New) Normal - Making Public Institutions Matter" on August 3, 2020 organized by Democracy Watch, Transparency International and Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADRi...
Arao, D. A. (2020, July 20). Media repression and authoritarianism a new normal in the Philippines. East Asia Forum. Retrieved from https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/07/20/media-repression-and-authoritarianism-a-new-normal-in-the-philippines/ | As the government opts for a military solution to the health crisis, it uses the lockdown to legalise au...
These are the slides I used at an online lecture organized by the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP). To watch this lecture, please go to my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/HXHwwMeUU0M).
These are the slides I used in my online lecture on June 5, 2020 which was organized by the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) Metro Manila and Tudla Productions. To watch this online lecture, please go to my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/IJSG_cYY2mU).
These are the slides I used in the online discussion organized by the National Society of Parliamentarians (NSP) on May 15, 2020. To watch this, please go to the Facebook page of NSP (https://web.facebook.com/ParliamentariansPH/videos/244704920097608/).
These are the 25 slides I used in an online lecture via Zoom on March 27, 2020. The video of this lecture may be retrieved from Bulatlat's Facebook page (https://web.facebook.com/63467907915/videos/645212126055509/) or my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/bXedre9AFsM).
"Education for a Globalizing Asia: Challenges and Opportunities is a collection of papers and commentaries on the varying effects of globalization on education systems in Asia. It focuses on institutional, curricular and procedural changes that these education systems underwent to promote global competitiveness. Western models of education reform,...
Ang librong ito ay koleksiyon ng limampu’t dalawang sanaysay na sinulat sa buong taon ng 2010 na lumabas sa kolum kong Konteksto sa alternatibong publikasyong Pinoy Weekly. Mainam na balik-balikan ang mga artikulong ito para malaman ang konteksto ng maraming problemang kinakaharap ng bayan, at kung ano ang papel ng pagpapalit ng administrasyong Arr...
Amid the prevailing culture of impunity, any inquiry on the state of the Philippine press should be met with an open mind. That Senate Resolution Number 800 has been filed by Senator Grace Poe should therefore be welcomed, albeit with clear parameters as to how the inquiry on the performance of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS)...
Limited time prevents us from presenting other studies to quantify the global economic problems and human rights violations, as well as the prevailing culture of impunity that plagues many countries, including India and my own country, the Philippines, based on the CPJ’s Global Impunity Index. Nevertheless, it is clear that this picture of doom and...
Die Lage der Presse in den Philippinen kann wahrlich in wenigen Worten zusammengefasst werden: Die Kultur der Straflosigkeit dauert an, wobei die Forderung noch knapper ausfällt: Schluss mit JournalistInnen-Morden. Drei Worte reichen als Aufruf: Schluss mit Straflosigkeit!
Ending the culture of impunity requires strengthening the culture of resistance. Impunity results in the dearth or absence of press freedom which, in turn, has deleterious effects on the practice of journalism as the people are deprived of relevant information that could help shape public opinion. Effective governance can only be achieved if there...
Composed of 40 essays written in Filipino, the book is divided into six chapters: Muni-muni (Reflection); Pera-pera (Money); Bola-bola (Deception); Bali-balita (News); Buhay-buhay (Life); at Suroy-suroy (Sightseeing). Arao said that there is a reason for composing the booktextquoterights title and chapter titles in a way that certain words in Filip...
Titled Hay, Naku! 2013: Pagsusuma ng Isang Peryodista, the book is authored by Danilo Araña Arao. It is a collection of essays he wrote for Pinoy Weekly in 2013. The articles are divided into 11 chapters on language, propaganda, media, history, elections, law, culture, politics, education, tragedy and mass action. An e-book version is available at...
The book contains essays on various topics like journalism, media, communication, politics, economics, culture, technology, blogging and web authoring. While most of the essays are written in the Philippines, the book also includes those written during the authortextquoterights stay in Indonesia and South Korea.
Published by DLSU and Central Books Supply, the book contains 50 essays in Filipino focusing on journalism, media, education, politics and economics. There are also personal essays included in the book.
Published by the UP Press after undergoing a strict review process, the book consists of 55 essays in Filipino written from 2006 to 2009. The essays are critical commentaries on activism, language, culture, politics, elections and economics, as well as driving and motorcycling. There are also personal essays included in this collection.
Co-authors Martin Loffelholz and Danilo Arana Arao say the book gives a practical explanation of how journalists should tackle issues pertinent to the region when reporting on Asean. (quoted from a book review published on May 6, 2011 in The Jakarta Globe, http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/handbook-ajournalists-guide-to-penetrating-aseans-veil/43...
Titled Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia, the more than 200-page book consists of 11 articles that provide an in-depth look at how media operate due to various influences, as well as how culture gets shaped by media systems, technological developments and other factors...(The book) is edited by Danilo Araña Arao, a journalist and assistant...
Having access to information is important for a person to exercise his or her other basic freedoms, particularly of speech and of expression. Through this proposed measure, a person is guaranteed that he or she will not be deprived of information deemed important in his or her decision-making.
In this interview conducted on March 28, 2008 at the Gender, Health, and Sexuality Office of U.P. Diliman, Dr. Michael Tan discusses folklore in the context of popular culture and explains the irony of its unpopularity among Filipinos. He also shares his views on the role of folklore in social development and how media organizations and educational...
The 502-page book Mass Media Laws and Regulations in the Philippines, 3rd edition (2006) by Luis V. Teodoro and Rosalinda V. Kabatay is a valuable reference for students, teachers, journalists, and those who value press freedom. Unlike other law books that are meant for law students and other interested lawyers, the book is written in a manner that...
This guidebook, the final component of CMFRtextquoterights media monitor of news media coverage of the 2007 electionstextellipsisis meant to serve as a companion to the actual training of media coverage researchers by individuals and groups experienced in media monitoring in the Philippine setting.
Hello, Garci? Hello, Ma’am: Political Humor in the Cellphone Age aims to provide light entertainment and creative enlightenment regarding the political situation, particularly on allegations of massive cheating in the 2004 elections and corruption under the Macapagal-Arroyo administration.
This essay analyzes the popular culture of acclimatization and resistance in the Philippine downstream oil industry as a result of the latter's deregulation. An objective of deregulation is to acclimatize consumers to frequent price changes mainly due to fluctuations in world crude prices and the peso-dollar exchange rate. Since the start of deregu...
"Nakatikim ka na ba ng kinse años?" (Have you ever tasted a 15-year old?) is a question from a billboard advertisement of Napoleon Quince that triggered numerous protests from women's and children's groups from February to April 2004. This investigative report analyzes the arguments for and against the billboard advertisement and contextualizes the...
Higino Alindogan Ables’ 195-page Mass Communication and Philippine Society (2003) attempts not just to acquaint interested readers with the goings-on in Philippine mass communication. It also aims to give a context of how mass communication developed through the years, and identify media-related issues and concerns for future research.
Spin & sell: How political ads shaped the 2004 elections by Glenda M. Gloria, Ana Maria L. Tabunda, and Carmela S. Fonbuena explains how political advertisements played a role in the winning and losing of selected presidential and senatorial candidates. The book—an undertaking of Newsbreak, Pulse Asia, Foundation for Communication Initiatives, and...
This is a finalist in the 1997 National Book Award for Journalism. To quote from the PCIJ website, "This book provides reader-friendly guides to using available computer software and maximizing the use of electronic databases, online libraries, email, newsgroups, electronic bulletin boards, listservs, and of course, the land of promise called the W...
Experience has shown the dearth of government data when we need them most. Important statistics most of the time are national in scope and do not give a breakdown at the provincial level. This handbook was therefore produced in an attempt to fill the vacuum. The handbook is divided into nine major headings where provincial statistics are presented...