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JOURNALISM

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 9, 2022
High school newspapers are a thrifty way to teach civics
Supporting news outlets at schools in low-income communities would have the added benefit of creating a pipeline for minority journalists who have long been underrepresented in the media.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 20, 2022
How Xi’s China put over 1,000 Hong Kong journalists out of work
Many veteran journalists have decided to leave the industry because they could not find a suitable position without compromising their 'integrity and personal safety.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 7, 2022
New York Times to buy the Athletic in $550 million deal
While the purchase will add to revenue growth immediately, the Times expects the acquisition to reduce its operating profit for about three years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2021
Hong Kong’s media crackdown portends tough 2022 for free press
Governments appear poised for more steps to silence critical media coverage in the year ahead.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2021
Hong Kong leader says Stand News arrests not aimed at media industry
The raid was the latest crackdown on media and dissent since China imposed a tough new national security law aimed at ending pro-democracy protests.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2021
Japan envoy says U.S. sought help to free journalist in Myanmar
On Saturday, Yohei Sasakawa held a meeting with Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the top commander of the armed forces. Two days later, the journalist was free.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 31, 2021
A $2 billion Japanese startup aims to fix polarized news via an algorithm
SmartNews, which uses an algorithm to provide what it says is an unbiased, nonpartisan mix of information, is one of Japan's most valuable startups.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 9, 2021
After hailing editor’s Nobel Prize, Kremlin extends media crackdown
Several media outlets have been branded 'foreign agents” under a Russian law that forces them to post the label on all news reports and meet strict financial disclosure rules.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 9, 2021
Recognizing the growing repression of the news media by governments
In an era of increasing authoritarianism and swirling misinformation, Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov were honored for their work to hold leaders to account.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 8, 2021
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize
The pair were selected 'for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia,' the Nobel committee said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2021
1,000 people and firms in Japan linked to tax havens in leaked documents
The files, dubbed the 'Pandora Papers,' reveal high-profile figures' use of tax havens at a time when managing wealth through offshore tax shelters has drawn criticism worldwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Sep 30, 2021
Kei Komuro’s ponytail caused a media frenzy in Japan — leaving some to ask why
To some extent, the ratings-driven coverage speaks to the Japanese public's disapproval of Princess Mako's boyfriend.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 30, 2021
South Korea's ruling party retreats on 'fake news' law after backlash
Opposition politicians, human rights activists and both conservative and liberal leaning media organizations said the amendments would shield those in power from legitimate scrutiny.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 12, 2021
‘Everything changed overnight’: Afghan reporters face an intolerant regime
'No one dares to ask the Taliban about their past wrongdoings and the atrocities they have committed.”
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 25, 2021
One month since closing of Apple Daily, concern over Hong Kong free press lingers
Apple Daily's closure and the subsequent arrests of its employees have sparked fears of a broader crackdown by Beijing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 26, 2021
Journalists fear land-purchase law may hit local residents
Recent concerns about a new law meant to restrict the sale of property near sensitive sites to non-Japanese entities focus more on the trouble the law may cause Japanese individuals.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 24, 2021
Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily signs off in 'painful farewell'
The closure of the popular tabloid marks the end of an era for media freedom in the Chinese-ruled city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 23, 2021
Hong Kong's Apple Daily to publish final issue Thursday after spate of arrests
The paper, owned by now-jailed media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai, has faced intense pressure from the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jun 23, 2021
Takashi Tachibana, who shed light on Lockheed scandal, dies at 80
Tachibana's work is often credited with having played a major role in bringing down the late Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, Japan's most powerful leader in the postwar era.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 23, 2021
Hong Kong police arrest Apple Daily writer in ongoing operation
Police arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security, with local media reporting the man is a columnist with the paper.

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