NHK World-Japan Highlights Citizen Journalism in China and Silk Road Journey in Weekly Program Picks

This week, NHK WORLD-JAPAN highlights a range of compelling stories, starting with the courageous efforts of a citizen journalist in China dedicated to uncovering corruption within the Communist Party. The coverage continues with an adventurous journey through the historic Silk Road, offering viewers a deep dive into the rich traditions, challenging terrains, and the vibrant cultures encountered along the way. Additionally, an insightful documentary sheds light on the vast amount of data generated during the Great East Japan Earthquake, revealing the critical actions and decisions made by individuals in the face of disaster. These programs collectively provide a diverse exploration of human resilience, cultural heritage, and the power of information in contemporary society.

  • Citizen journalist in China, Julie Fan, runs a website to expose corruption within the Communist Party, leading to over 100 officials being penalized or resigning.
  • Asia Insight on Friday focuses on Julie Fan’s relentless pursuit of transparency and accountability under significant pressure and threats.
  • Part two of Traversing the Silk Road on Saturday covers the latter half of a 17,000 kilometer journey, showcasing Samarkand’s traditional blue, desert oases, and glaciers at 4000 meters above sea level.
  • NHK’s documentary on Saturday delves into the “big data” generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, analyzing driving records, car navigation data, and mobile data to understand human actions during the crisis.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is “the international service of Japan’s public media organization NHK.” NHK World-Japan is operated by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK). The goal of NHK World-Japan is stated as “to promote a deeper international understanding of Japan, introducing the latest events in Japan through news and other programs.”

“Overall, we rate NHK World-Japan Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.”

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