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Criminal defamation charge brought against Japanese journalist

Tatsuya Kato, who is the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun’s Seoul bureau chief, is facing a possible seven-year jail term. The charge brought (...)

Published on 10 October 2014 Read

South Korea

Seoul-based Japanese reporter accused of defaming South Korea’s president

Tatsuya Kato, a Japanese journalist who is the Tokyo newspaper Sankei Shimbun’s Seoul correspondent, is the subject of a criminal libel (...)

Published on 8 September 2014 Read

South Korea

Seoul newspaper’s journalists locked out by owner

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the action of Chang Jae-ku, owner and chairman of the South Korean daily Hankook Ilbo, in locking out (...)

Published on 28 June 2013 Read

South Korea

Trial of MBC producers on defamation charges is “act of revenge”

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate withdrawal of defamation charges against four producers and a writer – Neung Hee Cho, Il Jun (...)

Published on 9 September 2009 Read

South Korea

Court acquits blogger known as “Minerva”

Reporters Without Borders welcomes blogger Park Dae-sung’s acquittal today by the Seoul central district court on charges of affecting “foreign (...)

Published on 20 April 2009 Read

South Korea

Management and union reach deal at troubled TV news station

Reporters Without Borders is very relieved to learn that an agreement has been reached that should end a year-long dispute between the management (...)

Published on 2 April 2009 Read

South Korea

Public TV journalist arrested as a result of government complaint

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Choon Keun Lee, a journalist employed by public TV station MBC, who was arrested (...)

Published on 25 March 2009 Read

South Korea

Four TV union activists held in Seoul police station

Three of the four trade unionists have been fired by YTN. The fourth was released this morning. Reporters Without Borders calls for the (...)

Published on 23 March 2009 Read

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