iBlog Mini: Blogging Gloriagate Forum

On August 4, 2005, from 9 am to 12 noon at the UP College of Law, UP-ISP will be holding an iBlog Mini entitled: “Blogging Gloriagate” as part of iBlog’s discussion series that intends to document the impact of blogging in Philippine society.

About the forum

The Philippine blogging scene was taken by storm as the Gloriagate scandal erupted. Freedom of expression to vent issues and share perspectives paved the way for alternative sources of information.

Even as government issued a ban on media outfits from playing the Gloriagate tape, PCIJ fearlessly posted it online and gave access to thousands of Internet users. Media blogs like Sun.Star offered consolidated articles through blog that allowed its worldwide Filipino readers to give a reaction to the issue at hand. News Reporter Jove Francisco tags readers along, through his blog, in his coverage of the issue. Columnists such as Manuel L. Quezon III and Connie Veneracion offered insightful analysis as well. These organizations and personalities have become truly influential in the blogosphere today.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration / Morning Snacks
9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks; Bloggers introduction
9:30 - 10:00 Introduction to Blogging Gloriagate (Atty. JJ Disini)
10:00 - 10:30 Blogging Gloriagate: The PCIJ Experience
10:30 - 11:00 Blogging Gloriagate: A Personal Journey (Manuel L. Quezon III)
11:00 - 11:30 Open Forum
12:00 Closing

Snacks and unlimited coffee will be served. As seats are very limited, you are requested to register ahead.


juned said…
It would be nice to attend the forum unfortunately that falls on a Thursday, a weekday, ergo workday. I just have to be satisfied monitoring it via the blogs. When is the next iblog event after this one, i hope it falls on a weekend.
Janette Toral said…
I understand your concern. There will be a big iblog Saturday event later this year. I'll keep you posted. Thank you!
Tobie said…
I sometimes feel tempted to go, but I don't know if those events are for "serious bloggers" or actual writers or what.

Sometimes, the blog circles are soo clique-ish its hard to feel welcome.
Janette Toral said…
Hi Tobie. I appreciate your insight on this. As I recall, when the first iblog (May 2005) was planned, the idea is to have a venue or forum where bloggers, newbies to advance, serious or not, can get together and learn from each other. I do hope you can come.
Tobie said…
Sige... will try when it falls on a day I am free.

Unknown said…

Wouldn't you lose credibility by using that coined word?
Janette Toral said…
Hello Sef. I think the reason for that title is that the forum will be featuring bloggers who are specifically monitoring the "Gloriagate" scandal, as it is referred to, at this time.
Unknown said…
Hi digitalfilipino...
It is the word coined by people who wanted President Arroyo kicked out. The term is not neutral, which I assume your forum is.
Janette Toral said…
Hi Sef. Sana naka-attend ka. Check out http://www.iblogph.org to see how some of the participants blogged about the event. Salamat!

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