Jiji: Japan plummets in press freedom list — “Almost zero respect for access to information related to Fukushima… Should sound an alarm” -Group

Published: January 30th, 2013 at 2:38 pm ET


Title: Japan dives to 53rd in press freedom list
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan. 30, 2013

Japan plummeted to 53rd from 22nd last year in the 2013 press freedom ranking released by Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based nonprofit organization, on Wednesday.

Japan “has been affected by a lack of transparency and almost zero respect for access to information on subjects directly or indirectly related to Fukushima,” the group said in a statement, referring to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. “This sharp fall should sound an alarm,” it added. […]

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Published: January 30th, 2013 at 2:38 pm ET


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10 comments to Jiji: Japan plummets in press freedom list — “Almost zero respect for access to information related to Fukushima… Should sound an alarm” -Group

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    Frankly this is not surprising or really even news. From every documentary and broadcast I've seen regarding Japan they've always been one step away from a military state with a pretty wrapping. Well the flimsy facade has torn and the true face of the country is starting to show. World war two was almost 70 years ago but they're still sending their son's on kamikaze missions, only this time it's at the nuclear power plants instead of in planes. End result is the same, people dead while the rich politicians and business men get fat off the proceeds.

  • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

    The closest thing that I can see to a fair press in the television media is RT. If you told me twenty years ago that investigative journalism would die in America, and flourish in Russia, in my lifetime…..

    I'd have called you crazy and a bunch of other names.

    /Not saying that RT is impartial, you still have to do the research yourself.


      agreed ForwardAssist. One of things I've noticed about RT is their unflinching reporting on events within the USA. Though I value these reports, I also sense a hidden objective on their part…

      • ReactorHalfEmpty

        Probably not just RT – I noticed that with CCTV as well, when seeing a thoroughly detailed report of handling of Occupy demonstrations last year
        (but they also had a very detailed report of the recent Brazil night club fire insanity – you'd think people had long learnt to not do such questionable things in completely unsuitable close-shut buildings given the long list of prior catastrophies).
        It's a very sad time when you are forced to go far abroad (or watch the considerably more remote parts of satellite TV channels) to get more detailed information about what's happening in one's own country…

        But yeah, those evil Commy Russians, look at their democracy violations! Or even those red Chinese! It's always quite convenient to have finger pointing to blame foreign countries, in order to have some (very?) undemocratic dealings in your own backyard blatantly ignored…
        But that's probably just (terrible) human nature after all…

      • Jay

        Careful with RT , what's allowed on TV is kosher with the 'elite' .

        Hint : now Russia has a Central Bank plus a branch of the IMF in Moscow …

        Q : Name the communists countries that ever existed .

        A : NONE , there never was a communist country including present China in the recorded history . Be careful to the deceit guys .

  • pcjensen

    not just Japan, folks….

  • incredulous_gasp

    How did mankind get to the horrific situation it faces?

    One can review video snippets of Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speach online, and you can download it and read it.

    I have a terrible time with Teller. Eisenhower and the allies were faced with a quandry after the Soviets set off their huge nuke. The conclusion from the allies after the Bermuda meeting was that they needed to worldwide cooperate in the control of nuclear.

    However, the Eisenhower administration and allies were deluded in thinking nuke power could be safely be used and controlled, and this may have led to a relaxation of diligent control and negotiation.

    When I found out Teller advocated using nukes for such things as moving mountains and putting a new harbor in Alaska, etc., I was SHOCKED! SHOCKED! WAS THIS GUY A DELUDED EGOMANIAC, seeking financing for his DELUSIONAL DREAMS? WAS HE THE LOUD VOICE swaying the ears of the Eisenhower administration?

  • nedlifromvermont

    awesome links, ForwardAssist!! Thank you …

    what utter fools these nuclear madmen were and are!

    you think they played a part in gunning down Kennedy?

    peace to the 'newsers …

    Death to Big Nuclear!