the historical development of communication
in the Philippines from pre-Spanish times
to the present.
assassination of opposition leader
Ninoy Aquino, Jr.
in August 1983 proved to be a turning
point in media. There emerged what
was then known as alternative media
- radio and newspapers which defied
government instructions on how to
handle news stories.
media enjoyed greater credilbility
than pro- Marcos "establishment
for xerox journalism. These were news
clippings mostly from foreign newspaper
and magazines and smuggled into the
country by friends and relatives.
media nurtured the democratic and freedom-loving
spirit of the silent majority and prepared
them for the EDSA Revolution.
Veritas mobilized people power to support
the rebel soldiers against Marcos military
Millions of Filipinos
followed the historic event from the
clandestine Radyo Bandido anchored by
broadcaster June Keithley.
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