News RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato has been charged with criminal defamation over a story about the South Korean president’s activities on the day the Sewol ferry sank in April, drowning more than 300 people. October 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Criminal defamation charge brought against Japanese journalist November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation November 19, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on South Korea August 18, 2020 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tatsuya Kato, who is the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun’s Seoul bureau chief, is facing a possible seven-year jail term.The charge brought against Kato by the South Korean public prosecutor’s office on 8 October concerns a story in the newspaper on 3 August with the headline: “President Park Geun-Hye went missing on the day of the ferry sinking… Who did she meet?”Kato was interrogated by the authorities on 18 August, banned from leaving the country and placed under surveillance. Most of his story was based on South Korean reports available online whose authors have not been charged.“We condemn the decision to prosecute Kato,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Media freedom is not just a privilege for journalists but also the public’s right. And this story concerned a matter of public interest. Regardless of its editorial line and its politics, Sankei Shimbun had a right to raise questions about South Korea’s government and president, and to mention what seem to have been rumours.”“The news value of the content of these rumours and the newspaper’s reasons for reporting them could be the subject of journalistic debate,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Viriginie Dangles added.“But leaving the courts to decide these issues on their own is dangerous, firstly because South Korea’s defamation law violates international standards by providing for jail terms, and secondly because a conviction would lead to an increase in self-censorship by both South Korean and foreign media.”The decision to charge Kato was prompted by a complaint filed by an association of South Korean citizens that drew renewed attention to lingering tension between South Korea and Japan.South Korea is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. South KoreaAsia – Pacific News South KoreaAsia – Pacific
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah had already established himself as one of the best bowlers currently in the world when he took 5/7 in the first Test against West Indies at Antigua. In the second Test, Bumrah enhanced his legendary status by taking 6/16 in nine overs of pure brilliance to reduce West Indies to 87/7 after Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden ton and Ishant Sharma stroked his first fifty to help India end on 416. During the course of his spell, Bumrah achieved a unique feat which only two other Indian bowlers had achieved.Bumrah became the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to take a hat-trick in Tests and he became the first bowler to achieve it outside the sub-continent. The right-arm pacer had already started the carnage when he had John Campbell caught for 2 and in his next over, he created history.Bumrah bowled a good length ball on leg stump and it nipped away sharply, Darren Bravo edged it to KL Rahul in the slips. In the next ball, Bumrah got a full ball to nip back in sharply at pace and Shamarh Brooks was trapped LBW. The third ball witnessed drama. Bumrah got the ball to cut back in again to Roston Chase and India appealed for an LBW. The umpire did not give it and on review, the ball was crashing into leg stump to help Bumrah achieve the hat-trick and enter the history books. He proceeded to end the day with the wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite and Jason Holder. Before Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh had become the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick when he achieved the feat against Australia in the Eden Gardens Test in 2001 which is remembered more for VVS Laxman’s 281 and his stand of 376 with Rahul Dravid. Irfan Pathan created history in the 2006 Test against Pakistan in Karachi when he got the wickets of Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf in the very first over of the Test match. Bumrah became the third bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the Caribbean. Jermaine Lawson was the first bowler to take a hat-trick when he took three wickets spread across two innings during the 2003 Test in Barbados.Barbados was the sight for yet another hat-trick when Matthew Hoggard of England became the second during the 2004 Test against West Indies. Hoggard dismissed Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ryan Hinds as England won the Test match by eight wickets. Thanks to Bumrah’s record feat, India are on the cusp of leaving the West Indies without a single loss across all formats. Harbhajan Singh was the first India bowler to take a hat-trick in Tests.Irfan Pathan took a hat-trick in the first over of the Test match.Bumrah became the third bowler to take a hat-trick in the Caribbean.
Olivier Giroud is likely to miss the entire UEFA Champions League group stage after Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger confirmed the France forward had broken his left tibia.”Giroud had surgery from a broken tibia and while it went well, he will be out for three to four months, competition-wise,” Wenger said after last night’s play-off victory over BeÅŸiktaÅŸ JK.”He will be capable of playing again in the Premier League end of December but it may be the beginning of January before he is competitive at the top level.”The 27-year-old sustained the injury in the dying seconds of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Everton FC, having come off the bench to score a 90th-minute equaliser. Giroud started 36 of Arsenal’s 38 Premier League matches last season, scoring 16 goals
Investigators have increased the reward for the safe return of a missing baby from South Florida to $8,000.Andrew Caballeiro has been missing since Jan. 28 when he entire family was shot and killed.Baby Andrew vanished after a triple murder at a home in Miami-Dade last month.Police believe the father of the 12-day-old boy, Ernesto Caballeiro, kidnapped the infant and killed his mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Police found Mr. Caballeiro dead from a self-inflicted gunshot one day after the kidnapping.
Pharmaceutical company Moderna reports its potential coronavirus vaccine is promising after all 45 patients in its human trial produced a “robust” immune response. The group given the highest dose had four times the amount of antibodies than recovered COVID-19 patients.Moderna continues to track how long the immune response lasts and plans to follow patients for a year after they’re given the vaccination.Their report was published in the peer-reviewed New England Journal of Medicine today, causing Moderna stocks to spike by more than 16-percent. As result of the promising trial, Moderna is now planning to recruit 30,000 people for the next stage of testing of its COVID-19 vaccine.The NAIAD says the new trial is posted to the National Institutes of Health’s clinical trials website. It says it will enroll an estimated 30,000 participants for a randomized trial, with participants either given the vaccine or a placebo. The trial is expected to begin on July 27 and end on October 27.To be eligible to enroll, people must be over the age of 18 and healthy. They must be at risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Women must not be pregnant and must agree to use contraception throughout the study period. They must also not be breastfeeding. Men must refrain from sperm donation from the point of the first dose and for three months before enrollment.People not eligible to join include those who have already been infected with SARS-CoV-2, people who are acutely ill, have previously been infected with the coronaviruses MERS-CoV and SARS.Trials will be taking place at 87 locations across the U.S.A full list can be found at the end of the NIH’s clinical trial page, along with contact details for Moderna’s clinical trials.Researchers are not yet recruiting for the trial. More details will become available on how to enroll once recruitment opens.Further information on the trial will also be available via Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine page.You can also register interest in volunteering for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines under development via the NIAID here. The COVID-19 Prevention Network has been set up to combine four clinical trial networks dedicated to the new coronavirus, including the Moderna trial.