Japanese media self-censorship grows in PM Abe's reign

February 24, 2015 9:47 AM

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Japanese media self-censorship grows in PM Abe's reign

TOKYO (Reuters) - Worries are growing in Japan about a trend of media self-censorship as journalists and experts say news organizations are toning down criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government for fear of sparking ire and losing access to sources.

No one is accusing Abe's administration of overt meddling in specific news coverage, but media insiders and analysts say the government's message is getting through.

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