Tag - journalism



Journalists and activists call for justice and protection of media workers during a rally following the killing of a radio journalist in Quezon City, Philippines, in October 2022.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Nov 5, 2023
Radio broadcaster killed in the Philippines
The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, and their killers often go unpunished.
Members of the international press gather on a hill in Sderot, Israel, with a view of the Gaza Strip, on Oct. 28.
Nov 4, 2023
In Israel-Hamas war, recycled images from past conflicts can undercut true toll
Videos and photos of the conflict are competing with misappropriated depictions of unrelated tragedies.
Reporters take cover upon hearing sirens warning of an incoming rocket attack from Gaza, in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on Oct. 23
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Media reporting on Israel-Hamas war face singular challenges
Lack of access to Gaza, with both the Israeli and Egyptian access points closed, is creating difficulties journalists say they have rarely seen before.
The health ministry found that, following the reported death of a TV personality in May 2022, the number of excess suicides in Japan spiked for two or three weeks.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 20, 2023
Copycat suicides spiked in Japan after celebrity's 2022 death
A government report is calling for the media to ensure that coverage is in line with the World Health Organization’s suicide reporting guidelines.
Samples of The Japan Times winning news coverage, recognized by the World Association of News Publishers Asian Media Awards.
Oct 20, 2023
Japan Times wins awards for breaking news and feature reporting
The Japan Times receives gold awards for breaking news coverage and feature writing at the World Association of News Publishers Asian Media Awards.
The late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, is depicted on a leaflet marking the first anniversary of his death in September 2012
Oct 16, 2023
Japan's media has to account for its failures, too
The Unification Church is set to be dissolved and Johnny & Associates is undergoing structural reforms. What role did the media play, or not play?
Johnny & Associates President Noriyuki Higashiyama (right) speaks during a news conference at a hotel in Tokyo on Oct. 2.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 11, 2023
Johnny's denies that it was involved in reporter blacklisting
The agency responded to the backlash that arose over a journalist blacklist for a news conference addressing sexual abuse allegations by its late founder.
A reporter raises their hand during a Johnny & Associates news conference on Monday. Journalists were limited to a “one question per company” at the event.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 4, 2023
Johnny’s news conference had journalist ‘blacklist,' reports say
Johnny & Associates has said it never made a request that specific journalists be passed over for questions.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Press freedom in India has plummeted since Modi came to power in 2014, rights activists and opposition lawmakers say, with Reporters Without Borders warning that such freedom is "in crisis" in the country.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 4, 2023
Indian police launch sweeping raids on journalists, arresting two
Police said the raids were carried out under a stringent anti-terror law that makes it virtually impossible to get bail.
Paramilitary personnel at a security checkpoint ahead of the G20 summit in New Delhi on Sept. 8.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 3, 2023
Indian police launch raids on journalists and activists
Those raided are reported to be connected to the English-language news website NewsClick.
Central to China’s global media campaign is the aggressive use of new technologies to target and spread messages, silence critics and create a digital infrastructure that is more easily controlled.
Oct 3, 2023
Pushing back against China’s media offensive
China is using propaganda, disinformation, censorship and covert tactics to promote its preferred narrative and suppress critical reporting.
Yahoo News is currently the most popular news portal site in Japan, with the highest number of partnerships with news providers.
Sep 26, 2023
Yahoo News considers reviewing contracts with news providers
The announcement follows a report by the JFTC last week that warned that the platform's operator, Yahoo Japan, may be in a superior bargaining position.
Rupert Murdoch in his office in New York in 2007. Murdoch's decision to step down from the boards of News Corp. and Fox Corp. marks the end of a decadeslong media career.
Sep 25, 2023
Rupert Murdoch, the last of the press barons
No living person has influenced the media landscape like Rupert Murdoch. Should we view his career in a favorable light, or is his legacy one of darkness?
Lachlan Murdoch, the elder son of Rupert Murdoch, solidified his rise to the top on Thursday, when his father announced that he would retire from the boards of Fox Corporation and News Corporation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 22, 2023
Rupert Murdoch leaves media empire to son Lachlan
Murdoch’s decision to step aside is unlikely to take Fox and News Corp in new directions right away.
The Fair Trade Commission urged online platforms such as Yahoo Japan and Google to transparently disclose their criteria for compensating news content usage.
Sep 22, 2023
Japan warns IT giants over low pay to media for news distribution
The warning comes amid growing global concerns that these platforms are generating substantial revenue from the distribution of news.
Search and rescue volunteers in Derna, Libya, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 20, 2023
Journalists ordered out of flood-hit Libyan city after protests
An official in the administration that runs eastern Libya said that the decision to move journalists was unrelated to the protests there overnight.
Philippine journalist and Nobel laureate Maria Ressa speaks during an interview in Manila on Tuesday
Sep 15, 2023
'It's up to us': Philippines' Maria Ressa fights for press freedom
Ressa and Rappler had faced five charges of tax evasion — they were acquitted of four in January and were cleared of the final charge on Tuesday.
The incoming and outgoing presidents of Johnny & Associates, Noriyuki Higashiyama and Julie Keiko Fujishima, bow at a press conference on Sept. 7.
PODCAST / deep dive
Sep 14, 2023
Johnny’s talent agency has admitted to a past of abuse. What next?
Karin Kaneko joins the show to update us on how the story is unfolding.
Twitter owner Elon Musk attends the Viva Technology conference in Paris in June.
Sep 3, 2023
X community notes: Weapon against fake news or free speech?
Despite being touted by Elon Musk as the way to police Twitter, experts remain unimpressed, citing opportunities for abuse.
A growing array of media companies say they are blocking OpenAI's webpage-scanning tool.
Aug 31, 2023
Fearing digital 'pillaging,' news outlets block OpenAI web bot
The New York Times, CNN, Australian broadcaster ABC and news agencies Reuters and Bloomberg have taken steps to thwart the GPTBot web crawler.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on