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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Lawrence Repeta on Japan’s New Secrecy Law

Up to ten years in prison for leakers? Up to five years in prison for investigative journalists?
No protection for whistleblowers? No clear standards for prosecution?

This is not some dark Orwellian fantasy, but rather a law that was passed by the Shinzo Abe administration in December 2013.

Professor Lawrence Repeta of Meiji University gives a lucid and revealing account of the Japanese government’s war against transparency and political accountability.

 Source: Shingetsu News Agency
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