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A man maneuvers media equipment following an Israeli police raid on an Al Jazeera de facto office at the Ambassador Hotel in Jerusalem on Sunday.
May 6, 2024
Israel raids Al Jazeera’s offices after banning broadcaster
Al Jazeera’s broadcasts and access to its website are now blocked throughout Israel.
A businessman reads a newspaper outside a train station in Tokyo.
May 4, 2024
Japan drops to 70th in press freedom rankings
Japan fell by two places from last year, and was ranked lowest among the Group of Seven major countries.
A man rides past journalists reporting on the aftermath of the Shady Fire in Santa Rosa, California, on Sept. 28, 2020.
May 3, 2024
Violence against environmental journalists rises, UNESCO says
More than 70% of the 905 journalists the agency surveyed in 129 countries said they had been attacked, threatened or pressured.
The Singapore skyline. The Wall Street Journal will be shifting its Asia base to the city from Hong Kong.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 3, 2024
Wall Street Journal moves Asia base from Hong Kong to Singapore
The U.S. newspaper said its decision comes after other foreign firms have reconsidered their operations in the Chinese financial hub.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Manhattan Supreme Court on the sixth day of the hush-money trial against him on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 24, 2024
Ex-tabloid CEO says he bought and killed stories about Trump affairs
The National Enquirer's ex-CEO said he deliberately didn't publish stories about Donald Trump's affairs to help the former president's 2016 election.
A nationwide survey by Japan Press Research Institute released in October found that 74.6% of respondents see or hear news a few times a week on the internet. Meanwhile, 87.6% receive news through private broadcasters.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 21, 2024
How to deal with influence operations in the era of generative AI
A significant number of people in Japan don't care about where online news is sourced from, one poll found.
Jimmy Lai leaves a police station in Hong Kong in 2020.
Apr 11, 2024
Hong Kong refuses entry to Reporters Without Borders staffer
Hong Kong is currently ranked 140 out of 180 on the 2023 World Press Freedom Index.
Riot police approach a site where a murder suspect had barricaded himself in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, on May 26.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2024
Former Asahi photographer indicted for entering home of murder suspect
The photographer reportedly told the newspaper's internal investigation that he had entered without knowing it was the defendant’s home.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has a long-running feud with Qatar-based channel Al Jazeera.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 2, 2024
Israel's Netanyahu vows to ban Al Jazeera broadcasts
The Qatar-based broadcaster slammed the ban as "part of a series of systematic Israeli attacks to silence Al Jazeera."
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich (right) with then-wife Dasha Zhukova in 2014. Zhukova's mother, Elena Zhukova, is engaged to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Mar 31, 2024
The oligarch, his ex-wife, her mother and Rupert Murdoch
Were it not for other stories coming out of Russia, Rupert Murdoch's engagement to Roman Abramovich's ex-mother-in-law would have made more headlines.
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia has made on-the-ground reporting increasingly dangerous and illegal since it sent troops into Ukraine two years ago, arresting and fining those who defy the Kremlin's narratives.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
Russia sentences journalist to two years in prison and detains others
Russia has made on-the-ground reporting increasingly dangerous and illegal since it sent troops into Ukraine two years ago.
A South Korean presidential official has resigned following criticism of his comments regarding a 1988 knife incident, where a journalist who had written columns critical of the government was attacked.
Mar 20, 2024
South Korean official resigns amid controversy over knife attack comment
South Korea has a history of media censorship, which was particularly harsh during administrations from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Left: A man protesting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games clashes with police on Aug. 8, 2021. Right: An AI-generated version of the photo to the left is included to show the difference between real and fake images in news reporting.
Mar 11, 2024
Stranger than fiction: How AI threatens photojournalism
AI images will increasingly replace photos of real events in news reporting, posing an existential threat to photojournalism's accuracy and integrity.
U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, arrested on espionage charges, stands inside a defendants' cage before a hearing to consider an appeal on his extended pre-trial detention, at the Moscow City Court in Moscow on Feb. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 1, 2024
'How much time he's lost': Jailed U.S. reporter's family waits for his return
The parents of Evan Gershkovich are counting on a promise from U.S. President Joe Biden to bring their son home.
People read newspapers at a roadside tea stall in Patna, Bihar, India. Newsrooms are being reshaped, journalists say, by India’s richest press barons, many of whom are close to the ruling party and depend on millions of advertising dollars from the government.
Feb 26, 2024
Billionaire press barons are squeezing media freedom in India
Many press barons are close to the ruling party and depend on millions of advertising dollars from the government.
U.S. television host Tucker Carlson interviews Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in on Feb. 6. Carlson was criticized for failing to challenge the Russian leader on much of what he said.
Feb 11, 2024
Putin interview showed why he really invaded Ukraine
Tucker Carlson lobbed questions to help the Russian president serve up his usual string of half-truths and outright falsehoods about the war in Ukraine.
While online influence campaigns are increasingly common as powerful people and governments around the world seek to manipulate public opinion, experts tracking such operations say China is one of the biggest sources of such drives alongside Russia and Iran.
Feb 8, 2024
Chinese firm behind ‘news’ sites pushes pro-Beijing content globally, report says
Spread over websites in 30 countries, the propaganda material is interspersed with news aggregated from local news outlets and Chinese state media.
Women walk past an army-related billboard at the All-Russia Exhibition Center in Moscow on Jan. 24.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
New anti-Ukraine disinformation campaign targets Western media
Examples of disinformation include thefts from the Paris catacombs by a Ukrainian and military aid misappropriated by Ukraine.
Jumpei Yasuda (second from left) was taken captive by an armed group for about three years and four months after entering Syria from Turkey for news coverage in 2015.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
Japan's passport denial for ex-captive journalist ruled illegal
The presiding judge ruled that the denial of a passport for Jumpei Yasuda was illegal, as it represented an abuse of the government's discretionary power.
According to Hitoshi Matsumoto’s lawyer, he is suing Bungei Shunju, the publisher of the Shukan Bunshun weekly magazine over an article that was published in the magazine and online on Dec. 27.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 23, 2024
Comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto sues publisher over sexual assault article
The Downtown member is suing Bungei Shunju, the publisher of the Shukan Bunshun weekly magazine, for defamation.


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