Help by sharing this information March 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 High Court throws out case against TV channel NHK in protection of sources case JapanAsia – Pacific RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom News May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Japan News Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders hailed the Tokyo High Court’s decision overturning the city federal court’s action against a journalist on national TV and radio NHK for refusing to reveal his sources.The high court ruling on 17 March 2006 was similar to one taken by the Niigata federal court last October, which upheld his right not to reveal the sources which allowed him to report on a case of tax fraud by an agro-food business.However Tokyo’s federal court is continuing its action against journalist on Yomiuri Shimbun for refusing to reveal sources in the same case.“The protection of one’s sources is the basis of investigative journalism,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We therefore welcome the high court’s decision to uphold this principle and thereby allow Japanese investigative journalism to continue. We strongly hope for the same outcome in the case of the Yomiuri Shimbun journalist”, said Reporters Without Borders.In October 1997, a journalist on NHK, as well as one on Yomiuri Shimbun, revealed that the Japanese branch of a US agro-food business had hidden income of 8 billion yen (nearly 55 million euros) from the tax authorities.On 14 mars 2006, Tokyo’s federal court ordered the Yomiuri Shimbun journalist to reveal his sources in the case. The federal court justified its order, which ran contrary to the law on protection of sources handed down by the Supreme Court in 1978, arguing that information could have come from an official who had violated professional confidentiality.In an article carried by the daily in October 1997, the journalist referred to a tax official without naming him.The federal court judge ruled: “Allowing a journalist to refuse to reveal his sources would be tantamount to being indirectly involved in protecting a criminal act. This is absolutely unacceptable (…) and does not deserve legal protection. Furthermore, journalists should not be able to protect the confidentiality of their sources when they implicate a public official.” Receive email alerts JapanAsia – Pacific News September 16, 2020 Find out more
Africans have become a very important component for Premier League-winning teams over the last few years.Think Chelsea’s Michael Essien, Man City’s Yaya Toure and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez.New champions, Liverpool are no different, after capturing their first-ever Premier League and their 19th top-flight title last week.They face Manchester City tonight as they look to complete a brilliant season in style.Per usual, there was an especially strong African factor in this historic triumph.Liverpool currently have four African players in their first team, all of whom have played their part in the success, some more than others.Here’s a look at the season so far for those playersMohammed Salah (Egypt)Liverpool’s top scorer this season has continued from where he left off last season. Salah has scored 17 goals in the league and created 7 more for his teammates.Salah has played 27 of Liverpool’s 31 games so far this season; an almost ever-present for the side.His goals have won nine points for the Reds this campaign and his constant threat down their right-hand side creates space for others to exploit.Sadio Mane (Senegal)Sadio Mane is one of the favourites to win PFA Player of the Season this year, and for good reason. Mane has scored 15 goals for the Reds in this campaign. He also has nine assists.Mane’s goals have been responsible for 18 of Liverpool’s points this season.Like Salah, Mane’s threat down the swings enables other players in the squad to have space to operate more effectively.Naby Keita (Guinea)Naby Keita’s time with Liverpool has been blighted by injury but when he’s been able to play he has still made some impact.Keita has made 11 appearances this season with his goal and assist against Bournemouth in December, serving as his biggest highlight of the season.There’s no doubt he would have made a more significant impact if he had played more.Joel Matip (Cameroon)Joel Matip has had to play second (or maybe even third fiddle) to the centre-back partnerships between Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren or VVD and Joe Gomez.He has still made nine appearances and found the net once -a very important opener against Arsenal back in August.In that time, Liverpool also kept two clean sheets.Like Keita, Matip might not be as central to Liverpool’s success as the Salah and mane but his place in the squad has created some much-needed cover for the Reds this season.