Dec 26, 2016

Egypt detains Al-Jazeera reporter for 15 days over 'fake news'

Egypt has ordered the detention for 15 days of an Al-Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news, a prosecution official said Sunday. It was the latest move against the Qatar-based broadcaster which Egypt accuses of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President ...

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Apr 13, 2016

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Pioneering female broadcast journalist Chieko Akiyama died of pneumonia at her home in Tokyo on Wednesday. She was 99. Akiyama, real name Chie Kikkawa, hosted a 10-minute weekday radio program for 45 years since 1957. Her commentaries on culture and current affairs were popular ...

Apr 7, 2015

Photographer seeking to enter Syria may be allowed limited travel

The Foreign Ministry is considering issuing a new passport that would allow limited travel overseas to a freelance photographer after it confiscated his previous one to stop him from going to Syria, a diplomatic source said. The passport would likely prevent Yuichi Sugimoto, 58, ...