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SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday cleared a Japanese journalist of defaming the South Korean president in a case that raised new questions about media freedom and had threatened to inflame relations between the uneasy neighbours.
SEOUL: A Japanese journalist was acquitted Thursday of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye over his report on her whereabouts at the time of a fatal ferry disaster, in a case that strained diplomatic relations.
TOKYO: A Japanese journalist on trial in Seoul for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye met the Japanese premier Wednesday, a day after his travel ban was eased.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea lifted a travel ban on a Japanese journalist on trial for a charge of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a prosecution official said on Tuesday, removing what has been an irritant in bilateral relations.
SEOUL: A former aide of South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared at the defamation trial of a Japanese reporter to deny rumours of an ill-timed tryst with his old boss.
SEOUL: Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned Thursday the trial of two South Korean journalists charged with defaming President Park Geun-Hye’s brother as another example of increasing restrictions on free speech in the country.
SEOUL: A Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye insisted at a preliminary court hearing on Thursday that he had acted in the public interest.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The indictment of a Japanese journalist in South Korea for defamation of its president was "extremely regrettable", Japan said on Thursday, but added that the door for dialogue between the two countries' leaders should stay open.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors indicted a Japanese journalist on Wednesday for defamation of President Park Geun-hye over an article he wrote about her personal life and whereabouts on the day of a deadly ferry disaster in April.