Jour­nal­ism con­cerns

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A UN rights ex­pert has warned of “se­ri­ous threats” to the in­de­pen­dence of the press in Ja­pan, in­clud­ing laws meant to pro­tect cov­er­age fair­ness and na­tional se­cu­rity that he said could work as cen­sor­ship. UN Spe­cial Rap­por­teur David Kaye, fin­ish­ing a week-long visit to Ja­pan in which he in­ter­viewed jour­nal­ists and govern­ment of­fi­cials, said many Ja­panese jour­nal­ists were feel­ing pres­sured to avoid sen­si­tive top­ics, say­ing some news­pa­pers were de­lay­ing or killing sto­ries crit­i­cal of the govern­ment.

CRIT­I­CAL: David Kaye

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