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  1. News - Asia - MEDIA

    Japanese reporter Tatsuya Kato faces criminal libel charge in South Korea

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... it was encouraged by calls from a press freedom group for South Korea not to prosecute its Seoul bureau chief over an alleged libel of President Park Geun-hye. Tatsuya Kato, 48, who heads the Seoul ... Park's whereabouts at the time of the sinking of a passenger ferry with the loss of 300 lives. Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders defended the newspaper, arguing the subject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588878/japanese-reporter-tatsuya-kato-faces-criminal-libel-charge-south-korea
  2. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... if such information is ignored or omitted,” she said. Police were also criticised for their handling of the case. Hangzhou-based Chen Youxi, claimed Shanghai police had not allowed the detainees to contact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1604624/media-colleagues-jump-shen-haos-defence-after-televised-extortion
  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Hong Kong ranks 72nd in US report on press freedom

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... government restrictions on journalists' access to information have contributed to the decline of Hong Kong's free press, says a United States report on press freedom. The report by US ... signed the association's press freedom charter. He also promised to push for legislation for journalist's access to information, but he didn't talk about it after he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1228794/hong-kong-ranks-72nd-us-report-press-freedom
  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Viewers can contest HKTV refusal

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by JULIE CHU

    ... They claimed the government's decision deprived them of their freedom to receive information. But the government said the court should not allow the pair to continue their application ... was a "better-placed challenger". The judge rejected the government's arguments. He found that even if the government was right that the freedom of receiving information could only apply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536412/viewers-can-contest-hktv-refusal
  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Hong Kong press freedom drops to 5-year low on global index

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... ranking in the World Press Freedom Index 2013 released yesterday was down from 54 the year before. The non-governmental, Paris-based Reporters Without Borders promotes freedom of information ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Drop in global ranking comes amid government moves to hide personal data of company directors and delays in granting TV licences PRESS FREEDOM HITS FIVE-YEAR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1139610/hong-kong-press-freedom-drops-5-year-low-global-index
  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Journalists slam bid to curb information

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 06:15pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Journalists in Hong Kong on Thursday slammed a government bid to restrict access to information about company directors, after a series of investigative reports ... or passport numbers blocked from public view. Such information can presently be accessed with a small fee, and has been used by reporters to unravel a web of secret assets showing the true wealth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124830/journalists-slam-bid-curb-information
  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Darkest year 'in decades' for Hong Kong press: Journalists Association

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 07:11pm by LO WEI

    ... there had been no improvement despite complaints to the Information Services Department three years ago. The government replied that it respected and treasured press freedom, and that officials held ... decades' for press Press freedom has reached its lowest level in decades, according to the Journalists Association. Violence, financial pressure and an increasing reliance by the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548089/press-freedom-worst-several-decades-hong-kong-journalists-association
  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Leung Chun-ying 'failing' on press freedom, says journalist group

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... was disseminated via doorstop interviews. Mak also said Leung had done nothing about a freedom of information law, which he promised to enact in a charter he signed with the association during his chief ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Journalist association says the past year has been the worst for media since the handover Leung 'failing' on press freedom Leung Chun-ying has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277510/leung-failing-press-freedom
  9. News - Asia - MEDIA

    Myanmar bucks slide in Asia on press freedom

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:44pm by AFP

    ... in freedom of information in the former pariah state, bucking a general deterioration across much of Asia, a report said on Wednesday. Thanks to “dramatic changes”, Myanmar rose to 151st out of 179 ... as they “refuse to grant their citizens the freedom to be informed”, RSF said. “Kim Jong-un’s arrival at the head of the Hermit Kingdom has not in any way changed the regime’s absolute control of news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1139265/myanmar-bucks-slide-asia-press-freedom
  10. News - China - MEDIA

    Detained Shanghai editor admits to news site's bribery-extortion scheme

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:08pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... are banned from releasing any information to the public that could influence the price, even if it is to correct misleading reports, Xinhua said. "These companies would pay all they could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590152/detained-shanghai-editor-admits-news-sites-bribery-extortion-scheme

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