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

first_img Sankei Shimbun’s correspondent is facing a possible seven-year jail term. 産経新聞は 8月3日に加藤氏の記事がネットに掲載されることで 、 このような過酷な 反応が大統領支持者の間で引き起こされるとは予測していなかった。  8月18日以降、複数回にわたり韓国検察は加藤氏を事情聴取。彼は出国禁止を命じられ、事実上の監視下に置かれている。もし有罪判決となれば、最長で7年の懲役刑を受けることが予想される。 投稿した記事 は、明白に7月18日付の韓国の日刊紙「朝鮮日報」に掲載された記事の情報を根拠としている。一方、朝鮮日報は何一つ告発されていない。朝鮮日報の記事は、青瓦台と呼ばれる韓国大統領府高官への質疑を基に、悲劇の事故発生時の大統領の行動に関して飛び交う臆測を呼び起こす“噂”について触れている 。「国境なき記者団」のアジア担当デスク、ベンジャミン・イシュマルは、「メディアが大統領を含む政治家の行動について疑問を持つのはまったくの正論だ」と主張 。 「このような国民の 悲劇の最中における大統領の曖昧な日程は公共の利益にかかわる課題 。さらに、加藤氏の記事は、告発の対象にもなっていないネット上に公開されている情報に基づいている。我々『国境なき記者団』は、当局に対し、加藤氏への告発を取り下げさせ、行動の制限を解くよう強く要求する」  ネットに加藤氏の記事が掲載された数日後、産経新聞社本社まで在日韓国大使館の代表2人が訪問。 同記事の削除を求めた。 8月8日、加藤氏は捜査対象として調査されていることを告げられ、その後数日間、計16時間の尋問を受け続けた。産経新聞は、韓国に対して 批判的であることで知られ、韓国国民の間では人気はない。  毎年調査される「国境なき記者団」の報道の自由度に関する世界ランキングにおいて、韓国は2014年、 180カ国中57位だ。 South KoreaAsia – Pacific to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” 東京に本社を置く産経新聞社のソウル特派員の日本人ジャーナリスト加藤達也氏は、名誉毀損の容疑で刑事告発されている。 旅客船「セウォル号」の沈没事故が発生した4月16日、同日、韓国の朴槿恵(パク・クネ)大統領が何をしていたかについて書いた 記事が 原因だ。  Follow the news on South Korea RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 11, 2020 Find out more News News South KoreaAsia – Pacific RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Tatsuya Kato, a Japanese journalist who is the Tokyo newspaper Sankei Shimbun’s Seoul correspondent, is the subject of a criminal libel prosecution over a story about South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s actions at the time of Sewol ferry’s sinking on 16 April.The newspaper had no inkling that Kato’s story would elicit such a heavy-handed reaction from the president’s supporters when it was posted online on 3 August.Prosecutors have questioned Kato several times since 18 August as a result of the complaints filed by an association of South Korean citizens. He is banned from leaving the country, he is under de facto surveillance and, if found guilty, he is facing a possible seven-year jail sentence.His story was notably based on information published on 18 July in the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, which has not been the target of any complaint. Based on questioning of the chief of staff at the presidential residence, called the Blue House, Chosun Ilbo mentioned a “rumour,” alluding to speculation about the president’s actions at the time of the tragedy.“It is completely normal for news media to ask questions about the actions of politicians, including the president,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia desk.“Vagueness about the president’s agenda during a national tragedy is clearly a subject of public interest. Furthermore, Kato’s story was based on information which was already online and which has not been the subject of any complaint. We call on the authorities to drop the charges against Kato and to lift the restrictions on his movements.”Five day’s after the article was posted online, two representatives of the South Korean embassy in Japan went to Sankei Shimbun’s headquarters to request its removal.Kato was notified on 8 August that he was being investigated and was interrogated for a total of 16 hours during the next few days. Sankei Shimbun is known for being critical of South Korea and is not popular with the South Korean public.South Korea is ranked 57th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.——Japanese version (Makiko Segawa) :産経新聞特派員 最高7年懲役刑の可能性 September 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seoul-based Japanese reporter accused of defaming South Korea’s presidentlast_img read more

Rugby legends lined up for new Limerick tag rugby festival

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Launching the Limerick Civic Trust Legends International Tag Rugby Festival were former Munster and Ireland players, Alan Quinlan, Peter Clohessy and David Wallace.Picture: Alan PlaceLaunching the Limerick Civic Trust Legends International Tag Rugby Festival were former Munster and Ireland players, Alan Quinlan, Peter Clohessy and David Wallace.Picture: Alan PlaceA NUMBER of top Irish and international rugby legends are set to take part in a newly-announced festival happening in Limerick in October.The Limerick Civic Trust Legends International Tag Rugby Festival will see some of the greats of the game togging out at the UL Sports Arena on October 25 and 26.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up These include former Irish internationals Peter Clohessy, Keith Wood, Trevor Brennan, Shane Byrne and David Wallace, and Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam international, Joy Neville.Also taking part will be former French international Émile Ntamack, French international William Servat, and England’s most capped player Jason Leonard.The competition will feature 25 mixed tag rugby teams from all over Ireland and overseas, each of which will include a rugby legend.The festival, which also features a range of other events throughout Limerick City, is being organised by Limerick Civic Trust and supported by the Irish Tag Rugby Association (ITRA), UL, Clohessy’s Bar and The Gathering Limerick.Funds raised will go towards Limerick Civic Trust projects, including a proposed permanent memorial to Limerick sportsmen and women.Dr James Ring, Limerick Civic Trust CEO said: “The International Tag Rugby Festival has been months in the planning and we are delighted to be able to finally announce the event, which forms part of the year of the Gathering as well as being an important fundraiser for the Trust.“We have received huge support from some of rugby’s biggest names and look forward to inviting tag rugby enthusiasts to tag a legend this October.”Further information is available from www.tagrugby.ie. NewsRugby legends lined up for new Limerick tag rugby festivalBy John Keogh – September 6, 2013 1692 Facebook Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsAppcenter_img Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleSomething wobbly in the lakeNext articleResilient Super Blues hold league leaders scoreless John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter TAGSLimerick Civic Trust Legends International Tag Rugby FestivalMusic Limerick New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more