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South Korea court issues search warrant for TV Chosun newsroom

A court in South Korea yesterday issued a search warrant for the newsroom of TV Chosun in Seoul following efforts by a trainee working for TV Chosun to gather information about the recent opinion-rigging scandal reportedly involving members of the ruling Democratic Party as well as a party representative believed to be close to South […]

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IPI condemns beating of South Korean journalists in China

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the physical assault of two South Korean journalists in China and urged the Chinese government to clarify the incident and hold those responsible to account. Thursday’s incident occurred as South Korean President Moon Jae-in toured a trade fair in Beijing as part of his four-day state visit to […]

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Japanese journalist acquitted of defaming South Korea’s president

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes today’s Seoul Central District Court’s verdict that acquits former Sankei Shimbun Seoul bureau chief Tatsuya Kato of defaming President Park Geun-hye. Nonetheless, IPI reminds South Korean authorities that criminalising defamation falls dramatically short of international legal standards and has a chilling effect on journalists. “IPI welcomes Mr. Kato’s acquittal […]

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Japanese journalist accused of defaming South Korean president faces jail

A decision by South Korean prosecutors to seek jail time for a Japanese journalist accused of defaming the South Korean president risks chilling media coverage of political figures, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Prosecutors announced on Monday that they would request an 18-month prison sentence for Tatsuya Kato, former Seoul bureau chief of […]

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