High Court throws out case against TV channel NHK in protection of sources case

first_img 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 furthercenter_img 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 morelast_img read more

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Cape Assist Appeals to Local Lawmakers to Consider the Impact of Possible Legalization of…

first_imgCape Assist & the Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition sent out an urgent appeal to local legislators and stakeholders to consider a number of local regulations that can be put in place should marijuana become legalized for recreational use. The letter was sent to the Senator, Assemblymen, Freeholders, Mayors, Council members, Chiefs of Police, Business Administrators, Prosecutor, Chamber of Commerce members, and Zoning Board members of each municipality in Cape May County.“Cape Assist is dedicated to preventing substance abuse and promoting health & wellness in our communities,” said Cape Assist Executive Director, Katie Faldetta, “We know that legalizing recreational marijuana in other states has led to an increase in traffic fatalities, hospital admissions for marijuana ingestion and an increase in youth drug use. The letters sent urge our fellow community members to have a conversation about what they want for their town. We want every municipality to discuss the potential ramifications of marijuana legalization for recreational use in their town and decide what is right for their community.”The letter urges policy makers to consider the impact on communities and provides suggestions for policies and ordinances on a local level that could help prevent or reduce harm if recreational marijuana becomes legal in NJ. These suggestions include a moratorium on retail marijuana establishments, zoning restrictions, and many other regulations and ideas borrowed from local governments of other states where marijuana has been legalized.“We understand the complexity of the issue and the financial appeal, however, our concern is to reduce the harmful impact and prevent youth and problem use of cannabis in our communities,” said Natalia Wilber, CMC Healthy Community Coalition Coordinator, “We care about the health and welfare of our county and its residents and would like to let them and legislators know that they can reach out to us at any time regarding research, raising awareness, training and any other questions about the issue of recreational marijuana and other drugs”.If you would like to express your concerns, please contact your local elected officials. For more information, contact Cape Assist at (609) 522-5960, visit capeassist.org or like us on Facebook.The Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition is a community-based initiative of Cape Assist.The Cape Assist organization is a non-profit agency, dedicated to servicing Cape May County for over 30 years. Cape Assist promotes health and wellness in the community, implementing research-based services to seniors, schools, businesses, and organizations, all structured to enrich families and build healthy communities. 609-522-5960. www.capeassist.org 3819 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260last_img read more

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Welbeck downs Canaries

first_img It was a sixth straight victory for David Moyes’ men who are now back within striking distance of the Barclays Premier League top four heading into the new year. Despite all their changes from the 3-2 win at Hull on Boxing Day, with captain Nemanja Vidic back in defence and midfielder Michael Carrick starting his first match since mid-November, United had started brightly. On six minutes, Ashley Young got away down the right and his cross found its way through to Shinji Kagawa at the far post. The Japan forward cut the ball back through the six-yard box, where Norwich goalkeeper Ruddy palmed it clear. Norwich – with Irish playmaker Wes Hoolahan recalled to a five-man midfield in support of Gary Hooper – offered little attacking threat in the first quarter of an hour as too many passes went astray. Suddenly, though, the Canaries carved United open down the right as Robert Snodgrass played in Russell Martin. The full-back’s angled drive was palmed away by David de Gea and the loose ball was just out of reach for Hoolahan as it was bundled behind for a corner. Hooper’s snapshot from six yards was then straight at De Gea as Norwich continued to press, with Snodgrass curling wide from the edge of the United area. Norwich were enjoying the better of possession as the half-hour passed. With England forward Wayne Rooney not travelling to Norfolk because of a groin problem and Robin van Persie still not match fit, United lacked a cutting edge in attack during a first half in which the Canaries were well on top. However, following Welbeck’s introduction at the restart, United looked much more balanced going forward and got the crucial breakthrough on 57 minutes when a clearance from Ryan Bennett bounced back off the England striker and on into the penalty area, where he rounded John Ruddy to slot home. Captain Sebastien Bassong also found the United goalkeeper with a close-range header before Hoolahan’s shot after a weaving run into the penalty area was blocked by Jonny Evans. United had looked lacklustre in attack, but made a positive change for the second half as Ryan Giggs was replaced by Welbeck. Young drove forward and flashed a 20-yard shot just over Ruddy’s crossbar. At the other end, winger Nathan Redmond’s low effort curled through the United six-yard box and just wide of the near post. United took the lead on 57 minutes. Centre-half Bennett – in for the suspended Michael Turner – crashed his clearance against Welbeck, which cannoned back off the United forward and on to Hernandez. The ball then bounced through towards goal, where Welbeck sprinted into the area to round Ruddy and slip the ball into the empty net for his fourth goal in five appearances. Norwich’s energy was clearly drained, having seen all of their earlier hard work undone in a moment of poor fortune. United, though, were in cruise control as they looked to close in on a sixth straight win, with Hernandez’s 25-yard effort testing Ruddy. With 22 minutes left, both teams made changes as Norwich sent on club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel to replace Hooper and Adnan Januzaj came on for Kagawa. Eighteen-year-old winger Josh Murphy was introduced to try to inject some fresh impetus into the Norwich attack for the final 11 minutes, with Snodgrass substituted. The late rally never materialised, though, as United closed out what was in the end a comfortable victory to leave Norwich looking over their shoulders at the battle for survival once again. Danny Welbeck’s opportunist second-half goal proved enough to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at Norwich. Press Associationlast_img read more

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