Oct 12, 2014

Freedom of the press in South Korea

Criminal action taken by Seoul prosecutors against a Japanese journalist for questioning the whereabouts of President Park Geun-hye on the day in August when a South Korean passenger ferry sank raises serious questions about South Korea's commitment to freedom of the press.

Oct 10, 2014

Experts question indictment of Japanese journalist in South Korea

South Korea's indictment of the former Seoul bureau chief at the right-leaning daily Sankei Shimbun is being criticized by experts who say the move might represent an attack against a Japanese media outlet. Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato, 48, was indicted Wednesday on charges of defaming ...

Aug 20, 2014

Sankei bureau chief appears before prosecutors again over Park article

The Seoul bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun appeared before prosecutors for a second time Wednesday, for questioning about a controversial article about President Park Geun-hye. The appearance of Tatsuya Kato, 48, at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office followed another session of questioning on ...

Aug 13, 2014

South Korea raps Sankei Shimbun for 'defaming' president

South Korea's Foreign Ministry has criticized the Sankei Shimbun for running a report on President Park Geun-hye that questioned her whereabouts on April 16 when the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people. "The report was filled with baseless rumor and is a malicious ...