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The NYT editorial board weighs in on Japan's secrecy law

The New York Times' editorial calls the bill "illiberal" and fears it will make the government even more "opaque" with its threats of jail for journalists and whistleblowers.

The Japanese government is poised to enact a secrecy law that will undermine the people's right to know. The law will give all government ministries the right to classify information related to defense, diplomacy, counterintelligence and counterterrrorism as a state secret. But there is no guideline as to what constitutes a secret.    Read the article

 

 

Last modified on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Published in: Dispatches
Tag:: Secrecy law

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