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(Reflection Paper) A photograph representing Guy Debord’s ‘integrated spectacle’ during the pandemic

Reflection Topic: Post a photograph that represents an integrated spectacle during the pandemic and provide a short explanation. A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Images and Guy Debord's essay "The Commodity as Spectacle" Ligo Sardines produced a simple yet playfully striking ad displaying the owners’ political stand on the country’s state of affairs at the time the president asked for special powers to address the pandemic. Regardless of whether their political statement is genuine or plain marketing

Create-Destroy, Divide-Connect: The Political Economy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s “Free Wi-Fi for All” Program

Final paper for my Political Economy of Media class Given the changing nature of capitalism in this age of information and communications technology (ICT), Jonathan Hardy’s examination of the complexity of power dynamics and modalities of power and the influence of power on both Internet provision and on policy-making in his book “Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction” became quite apparent in a number of critical events in the Philippines’ ICT sector, particularly those that ensued in the country’s

The Impact of the Critical Development of the Internet in the Current State of Philippine and Global Media

Midterm paper for my Political Economy of Media class The Philippine media and global media in the Information Age are clearly evolving towards the critical development of the Internet, forcing existing media systems to integrate with the world wide web. Cyberspace has gone a long way since its milestones in the 1990s when a household that could afford Internet service back then primarily used the email platform and chat messaging services as alternative forms of communication, alongside the utilization of search

Annotated bibliography of selected readings from the Plaridel Journal, vol. 17, no. 1

An annotated bibliography submitted for my Media Theory class Labiste, M., & Chua, Y. (2020). Duterte’s Polemic Against the Catholic Church as Hate Speech. Plaridel Journal, vol. 17, no. 1, 1–33. www.plarideljournal.org/article/dutertes-polemic-against-the-catholic-church-as-hate-speech/ Labiste and Chua examine Duterte’s populist politics by putting into context what constitutes hate speech using a local lens. They explore his political playbook for a reconstruction of a more consistent narrative indicating his ideology and agenda, which impose themselves as more political than moral and theological. Using content-related analysis and rhetorical

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