Summons of Japan's Media Raises Complaints of Interference

April 17, 2015 10:37 AM

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Japan's ruling party has summoned executives from two leading television networks to discuss critical or objectionable programs in a move the opposition says endangers press freedoms.

The Liberal Democratic Party's panel on information and communications strategy started questioning the executives from Asahi TV and public broadcaster NHK on Friday over two separate programs. One, on NHK, allegedly contained staged footage and the other concerned an Asahi commentator making commen...

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