ATS's official written protest to NTV from Korean article.
Hope it won't happen again to any skater.Today ATS officially sent a wrtten protest to NTV on the program(真相報道 バンキシャ!) which videotaped and broadcasted Yu-Na Kim's training with hidden cams. ATS said "It's against EWIP's regulations for NTV to tape Yu-Na Kim's training in the ice rink where taping is prohibited and it's not a common sense to film and broadcast her without a prior approval from any of us. It's really shameless deed neglecting roles and responsibilities of a broadcasting company.
ATS warned "If this kind of illegality happens again, NTV will be banned from all kinds of interviews and press conferences from Yu-Na Kim. And if it badly affected her participation to World 2011, it's all NTV's responsibility to be taken."
ATS demanded a public apology from the program for filming and broadcasting Yu-Na Kim's training with hidden cams without permission and added if it happens again, ATS will ask ISU and JSF to impose sactions against NTV.
This too will pass away.
The NTV video even had a scene of Sano Minoru (the first World medalist for Japan, a TV commentator and I believe a former JSF official) commenting on the fuzzy, distant paparazzi video of Yu-Na and guessing what she was doing (he commented she seemed to be practicing her new choreography). A public media doing that is bizarre and creepy.
"Yu-na Donates 50 Million Won to Girls on In Need"
Yu-na news I believe?
Anyways, I find the Jpn. media story creepy. And their attempted stalking of Yu-na scary and an invasion of her privacy rights which do still exist in America (under 14th Amendment which extends to all persons in the US, not necessarily citizens only). Hopefully, the station won't try to do this again.
Besides, it's an issue of privacy. Most athletes, except for a media day or two, keep their training private yes? If so, then the TV station would be intruding on her privacy rights imo.
And I think that comparison is hardly fair. There's a difference between isolating/cutting off from the world an entire culture and just asking for some basic privacy. One is detrimental to the people itself and the other is a baisc human right.
As for Kevin heīll do however he does at Worlds and I'm not sure how much I care or do not care about him matters to this thread or to you. I'll just add that to my list of bizarre posts/comments
Tessa and Scott: Thank you
Are those nothing to you?
To cover a skater, other media request a prior approval from his/her management, put a media pass around the neck and pay portrait rights.
This is a common sense but NTV crossed the line.
This too will pass away.
Last edited by amaro; 12-29-2010 at 01:49 AM.