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TAIWAN: Chen Shui-bian heads online weekly

Former president says his publication will defend the government policies he made during his presidency
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TAIWAN: Foreign-media focus not welcome news for Ma

International newspapers report on the public's negative opinion of President Ma in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot
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KOREA: Journalist convicted of falsely accusing actor

Female journalist receives eight-month prison sentence for false accusation
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KOREA: Former KBS chief acquitted of breach of trust charges

Former president of public broadcast station was on trial for dropping a lawsuit and settling with the National Tax Service, which resulted in 189 billion won loss
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TAIWAN: NCC investigates alleged 'fake' Morakot relief call-in TV show

A blog post alleges relief show collected information from people stricken by Typhoon Morakot but never forwarded the information cards to the central disaster relief center
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TAIWAN: NCC investigates handling of victim requests at ERA

Anonymous employee alleges ERA news solicited phone calls from victims of Typhoon Morakot with assurances that their requests would be forwarded on to rescuers but never did anything
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JAPAN: Suit filed against Yomiuri over misreport on Dokdo

South Korean citizens sue newspaper for writing that South Korea's President Lee conceded to former Prime Minister Fukuda that Dokdo island was Japanese territory
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KOREA: Naver's news dominance slipping

Nate's news section overtakes Naver's in number of page views for July 2009
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KOREA: EBS apologizes for copying Japanese TV program

Education Broadcasting System says 'Sci-Fun' program was outsourced to a subcontractor
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CHINA: No plan to give up Arunachal claim

Foreign ministry spokesperson refutes report from Hong Kong newspaper 'Ming Pao' about impending settlement between China and India regarding Arunachal Pradesh
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KOREA: Web portals alert over libel suits

Under changes to News Arbitration Law, web portals such as Naver and Daum will be held more accountable for the news stories they post, but blogs and members-only web communities will not be affected
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NORTH KOREA: N.K. media's anti-Lee rhetoric drops 40%

South Korean officials, however, do not think the decrease in critical reports pertains to North Korea seeking better ties so much as unusually high criticism in the preceding months
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CHINA: India hits out Chinese media over trade protectionism

Indian Embassy in Beijing issues statement to counter any anti-India sentiments generated by Chinese media reports regarding trade and investment between the two countries
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NORTH KOREA: Obama thanks Clinton for bringing back journalists

The White House issues a statement on the former president's trip to negotiate the release of two American journalists but doesn't mention North Korea
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CHINA: Beijing does a U-turn, praises India-China bond

'People's Daily' online edition publishes editorial by Chinese ambassador to India about the two country's cooperation in global affairs
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NORTH KOREA: Bill Clinton may return with journalists

Former U.S. president arrives in Pyongyang to negotiate for release of two American journalists
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NORTH KOREA: Clinton leaves Pyongyang with freed journalists

The former U.S. president's plane is en route to Los Angeles to reunite the two American journalists with their families
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NORTH KOREA: Families 'overjoyed' by news of N.K. pardon

Families of American journalists jailed in North Korea issue statements thanking former U.S. President Bill Clinton for traveling to Pyongyang to negotiate their release
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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong-il pardons American journalists

Kim grants "special pardon" after meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Pyongyang
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NORTH KOREA: N. Korean media says Bill Clinton left Pyongyang

International news agencies also report that the former U.S. president left along with the two American journalists who were arrested and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering the country
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