Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta (Documentary Series)

Eskinita is a documentary series that seeks out ordinary communities for their views on current issues. Host, teacher, and cyclist Silay Lumbera takes on Manila's sidestreets to discover the truth and possibilities for change.

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Training for community leaders and citizen journalists

Our training programs have helped hone the media and communication skills of women community leaders, and promote gender sensitivity in citizen journalism.

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Socially-relevant documentaries

PinoyMedia Center produces socially relevant, compelling, and award-winning documentaries on marginalized Filipino peoples.

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Pinoy Weekly

PinoyMedia Center publishes Pinoy Weekly, an online and print newsmagazine that serves the underrepresented and marginalized sectors of society.

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INDIEpendensya Film Festival

A continuing film festival that features local and international films and original Public Service Announcements on the theme of national sovereignty and independence.

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Without communication rights, freedom of expression can privilege the powerful. With them, it can achieve its full potential. ~The No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, World Association for Christian Communication

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Promoting alternative media and citizen journalism


Communication Rights

Strengthening the capacity of people and communities to use media


Media Advocacy and Engagement

Public engagement of marginalized communities through media advocacy


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Grassroots media: Community screenings

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Statement: Martial Law-era harassment of documentary film screening alarming

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PinoyMedia Center and the Free Jonas Burgos Movement cry harassment over the presence of group of fully armed members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who made multiple visits to “Sine Henerasyon,” a screening of three new documentaries held at Bantayog ng Mga Bayani theater last February 28. Ironically, the films shown during that day—JL […]

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Eskinita Season 2 Premiere: Ang Martial Law Ngayon

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Martial law victims are treated like dirt, while in the mountains, military rule persists unseen. Cyclist Silay Lumbera explores the state of human rights in the country, in the Season 2 premiere of Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta.

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Fight for genuine freedom of information law

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Statement and pooled editorial of alternative media groups under Altermidya: There is no reason to rejoice over the recent approval of the consolidated bill on Freedom of Information (FOI) in the House, and the approval of the Senate version earlier this year. We, alternative media practitioners united under Altermidya, believe that the FOI versions restrict […]

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Commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre

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Alternative media groups and mass communication students from University of the Philippines Diliman held a commemorative march and candle-lighting to call for justice for the 58 victims of the gruesome Ampatuan massacre, majority of which were journalists. PinoyMedia Center joins calls to stop impunity and journalist killings in the Philippines, which impedes the basic right […]

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ALTERMIDYA: 1st National Conference of the Alternative Media

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PinoyMedia Center, with other Metro Manila-based alternative media outfits, co-sponsored the pioneering conference on people’s alternative media on October 9-10, 2014. About a hundred alternative media practitioners from across the country participated in the conference, which culminated with the founding of Altermidya (People’s Alternative Media Network) and election of its National Council. During the council’s […]

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Eskinita Episode 5: #Throwback Kabataan

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Has the educational system failed our Filipino youth? Host & cyclist Noel Colina talks to youth & educators who dare to dream for a better future.

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PMC awarded for print, online & audio-visual reporting on indigenous peoples

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Our work on reporting the issues of indigenous peoples were recognized by the 2nd Gawad Agong Para sa Pamamahayag. Post by PinoyMedia Center.

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DAP-AYAN 2014: 6th NUSP Luzon-Wide Student Leaders Congress

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PinoyMedia Center is a media partner of the National Union of Students of the Philippines, which recently held its student-wide Congress. The Congress was a major activity that forged the unity of Filipino youth and students against tuition fee hikes, and for their democratic rights Post by PinoyMedia Center.

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Book launch: Prof. Danilo Arao’s Hay Naku! columns

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Last August 26, PinoyMedia Center launched Hay Naku!, a collection of Prof. Danilo Arao’s columns in Pinoy Weekly. Post by PinoyMedia Center.

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