Tatsuya Kato (journalist)

Tatsuya Kato (加藤 達也, Katō Tatsuya, born 1966) is a Japanese journalist who was a Seoul Bureau chief of South Korea at Sankei Shimbun.

He was indicted in October 2014 on charges of defamation for reporting the relationship of President Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil's husband, Chung Yoon-hoi, by the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea after the MV Sewol sank.[1][2] He has been acquitted in December 2015 in what has been described as a small victory for freedom of the press in South Korea.[3]

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  1. ^ "Korean Prosecutors Indict Japanese Journalist on Defamation Charge - WSJ". wsj.com. 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  2. ^ "US journal criticizes Park's regression into dictatorship". m.koreatimes.co.kr. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  3. ^ Kirk, Don (2015-12-20). "South Korea's Press Freedom Gets a Reprieve". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-01-01.