Category : Japan

#IndexAwards2017: Rebel Pepper continues his work in the United States

alt informationArts fellow Rebel Pepper has continued to publish cartoons and speak out against the Chinese government on limits on freedom of expression.

Spies, lies and wandering eyes

alt informationIn the spring issue of Index on Censorship magazine, we look at how free speech around the world is under massive pressure from conflicting interests.

Contents: The big squeeze

alt informationSpring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun

Contents: Danger in truth, truth in danger

alt informationIndex on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire

Japanese government cancels visit from UN free speech representative

alt informationThe UN’s principal global monitor of freedom of expression, David Kaye, was due to visit Japan between 1 and 8 December

Japan’s designated secrets bill – the sound of the jackboots

alt informationJapan's new secrecy law is yet another disturbing symptom of the country's rising militarism, broadening the government's power to classify state secrets amidst increased belligerence in the region. Saul Takahashi reports for Open Democracy

Index Index – International free speech round up 07/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 07/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 05/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 05/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 31/01/13

A woman who said she was raped by state security forces and the journalist who interviewed her were charged by police on 29 January in Somalia. Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim could face four years imprisonment for insulting a government body and two years for inducing false evidence. Abdiaziz has been charged with insulting a government body, simulating a criminal offence […]

Don't mention the war (or the offside rule)!

Padraig Reidy: Don't mention the war (or the offside rule)!

China: earthquakes unearths tensions

According to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun the Chinese Central Propaganda Department has issued guidelines on reporting of the Qinghai earthquake disaster. All internal news items circulated within mainland China are to be approved by state officials before publishing, and can only focus on positive aspects of the relief effort. Western media has already been more […]

Japanese cameraman fatally shot in Bangkok

A Japanese cameraman for Reuters, Hiro Muramoto, was fatally shot in the chest  whilst covering protests in Bangkok on 10 April. It is not apparent which side was responsible for the shooting, as Thai police used rubber bullets, tear gas and fired live ammunition into the air, whilst red shirt protesters were also accused of firing live […]