On the money: Hitting TV where it hurts

| Apr 23, 2016

On the money: Hitting TV where it hurts


Earlier this month, the Association of Television Viewers Who Demand Compliance With the Broadcast Law announced that it may launch a “national campaign” targeting TBS, which it accuses of biased news reporting. Should the broadcaster fail to address the accusation, the association will ask ...

Apr 20, 2016

Japan plummets from 61st to 72nd in 2016 press freedom ranking

Japan came 72nd on the 2016 world press freedom list, sinking from 61st in the previous year’s 180-nation ranking, Reporters Without Borders announced Wednesday. The 11-spot slip reflects the implementation of the controversial state secrecy protection law stipulating penalties against leaks of government information ...

Apr 20, 2016

Tokyo denies U.N. expert's accusation that it exerts pressure on media

The government on Wednesday brushed aside a U.N. rights expert’s concerns about its influence over the media, saying the country has always upheld freedom of expression. “The Japanese government’s explanation was not sufficiently reflected” in the report and opinions of David Kaye, U.N. special ...

Dec 23, 2015

South Korea prosecutors will not appeal Sankei acquittal

Seoul prosecutors say they will not appeal the recent acquittal of a Japanese journalist they had earlier charged with defaming South Korea’s president. Prosecutors had sought an 18-month prison term for Tatsuya Kato of the conservative Sankei Shimbun newspaper, but a Seoul district court ...