PUP Radio Conference 2022 Brings Relevant Discussions on Media Literacy and Discourse

MANILA, Philippines—In its continuing mission of equipping citizens, particularly the youth, with tools and awareness instrumental for nation-building, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)’s DZMC-Young Communicator’s Guild (YCG) presents its 9th edition of PUP Radio Conference 2022 happening on March 25, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

The event serves as an avenue for learning and discussion on media in preparation for the upcoming elections, with the theme “REVAMP: The Media Blueprint in Reclaiming the Republic.” The PUP Radio Conference 2022 will discuss the importance of media and information literacy as the country prepares for the most significant election in the middle of the pandemic, particularly the role of that one all-important vote for the most powerful seat in the land.

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“It is crucial for us to think critically before believing what we see firsthand as Internet users, students, and, more broadly, as people,” says Project Head Lian Astrid Manalo on the importance of the advocacy underlying the theme of this year’s conference.

Aside from its current advocacy, co-project head Edward Jayson Comeo cites doing the conference for the second time in the midst of the pandemic and having the 2022 elections as factors, make PUP Radio Conference more significant and important than ever.

“We are becoming more practical in our hope of imparting new knowledge to our participants since our prepared topics are very timely and relevant in exercising our democratic rights and, at the same time, we embrace maximizing the use of radio and other related media platforms for this cause,” he adds.

The conference will highlight the following:

  • Fact-checking in the 2022 elections
  • Digital Media: Game Changer in the Philippine Elections
  • The Role of Radio in Disseminating Info During Elections
  • Radio Coverage in the Philippine Elections

The conference also seeks to help equip participants with advanced skills in media and information literacy with the guidance of notable professional media practitioners from across the country from Jules Guiang of Rappler, Daphne Galvez of Inquirer.net, Elaine Apit of DZRH, and Anjo Bagaoisan of ABS-CBN News.

Alongside the conference is the second year of the PUP Radio Festival, a competition dedicated to showcasing students’ talents, skills, and creativity in radio production.

The competition welcomes entries from high school and college students across the country and comprises three categories: 5-minute Radio News Production, Radio Podcasting, and Radio Jingle Making. Exceptional entries will be granted Best Output and Special Recognition awards on March 27.

PUP DZMC – YCG is the official student radio organization of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines at the PUP College of Communication in Santa Mesa, Manila.

PUP Radio Conference 2022 is co-presented by Adonia & Co., The Crafters Marketplace, Cozy Zola, Baked Manila, Clochet.PH, Magnifique Papeterie, Motivo Philippines, Nextile PH, Silvanas Las Pinas, Bioré Philippines, Caronia Philippines, Jergens Philippines, and BRTC Philippines. This event is also in partnership with Polarix.

Rank Magazine is an official media partner of PUP Radio Conference 2022.

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