Ad money makes the news world go round

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Nov 18, 2017

Ad money makes the news world go round

by Philip Brasor

In a Nov. 8 press release, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center announced that Katsuya Takasu, the most famous plastic surgeon in Japan, was no longer a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Previously, the center had been urging the AACS ...

Sticky bonds of the media and government

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jun 24, 2017

Sticky bonds of the media and government

by Philip Brasor

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report critical of the Japanese government. The author, David Kaye, expressed concern over the way the media is pressured by the authorities to support their policies. The government objected to the report, saying it ...