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Japan: NHK says no to Takafumi Horie on backstage YouTube video

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Media & Journalism

Former Livedoor chief Takafumi Horie [1] wrote on his blog that NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization, rescinded their request for an interview [2] when Horie stated as his terms the right to videotape the interview and upload it on YouTube. Keita Akai is not surprised, saying that for NHK, allowing unlimited coverage of their reporting process would be to deny everything that the existing media stands for [3]. The blogger at Halt387, while admitting that s/he's not a fan of Horie's, says that this is quite clever [4] of Horie, who's had his share of run-ins with the media in the past.