“ENOUGH with the redaction of truth.”
This was the message of Fr. Jonathan Rubin to all media practitioners in Cebu during his homily for the opening Mass of the 29th Cebu Press Freedom Week (CPFW) on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
Rubin, head of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s Social Media Communications, said journalism is telling the whole truth.
The Mass, live-streamed on Facebook, was held at San Pedro Calungsod Chapel at the Archbishop’s Residence Compound in Cebu City. Only a few journalists attended as mass gathering is restricted amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Most of the CPFW 2021 events will be held online just like last year’s because of the pandemic.
Despite the ongoing health crisis, the Cebu media workers are still able to celebrate as colleagues in the industry and be grateful for the freedom to serve and speak the truth, said Rubin.