To whom it may concern.
I announce here that I will hold a demonstration protest against Fuji Television’s bias tendency, in the way they telecast programs, on 17 September.
-17 September 13:00 in front of Fuji Television’s head office-
This demonstration represents protest against Fuji’s distortional tendency includes the facts in below.
*There was an unusual arrangement in the world championship meet of figure skating in 2011. The arrangement was for the huge earth quake occurred on 11 March in Japan; people paid silent tribute for the victims and cheered the sufferers. However, not only Fuji didn’t telecast it, they telecasted a special edition of Yona Kim, who actually didn’t participate in the arrangement.
*They also did not telecast a commendation ceremony when a Japanese player won a championship of figure skating prior to then.
*There is a suspicion that they have driven an actor who had made a bitter comment about too many programs related to Korea to resign the production company to which he belonged.
*They have mobilized volunteers for rebuilding after the earth quake, who were unconnected to Fuji’s program, to set up for Fuji's program called 27 Jikan Televi (27 Hours Television).
*There is a suspicion that an employee of Fuji Television embezzles presents for viewers and sell them by auctions, getting illicit profits.
*There is a suspicion that they are breaking the Broadcasting Low in their stock’s percentage of possession by foreigners.
*They answer viewer’s questions connected to these topics in inappropriate way: inflammatory statements or hanging up unilaterally.
We consider media includes TV station, to be important in order to offer accurate information and keep democratism working properly. We cannot accept these situations mentioned above because it makes doubts that information which should be offered are not offered or distorted. Therefore we will hold the demonstration protest against them and require them to contribute to keep democratism in Japan as media; for instance, to clarify the process of program production, to offer an open space for discussion about programs and company, or to clarify and open the flow of funds including advertising agencies.
From Operating Committee of Protesting Demonstration Against Fuji Television on 9/17