Some Key Sources for Reporting on Nuclear Issues

March 16, 2011

JAPANESE NEWS AGENCIES

NHK (English)

NHK is the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, which is the Japanese equivalent of public broadcasting in the U.S. Their website includes fast links to breaking news on the disaster, which is better-informed and more reliable than many mainstream media.

Kyodo News Agency (English) 

Kyodo is roughly equivalent to the Associated Press in the United States -- it is a nonprofit cooperative, and larger than most other Japanese outlets. It is a professional, objective source of breaking news.

Jiji Press (English)

Jiji Press in a Japanese news agency

Nippon News

Nippon News is a Japanese news agency specializing in photo and video material.

Asahi Shimbun (English)

The Asahi Shimbun is a Japanese daily newspaper.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS SOURCES

Reuters

Japan Earthquake Updates

See also: PlanetArk and Reuters Green Business News.

Thomson-Reuters is a business-oriented general news agency with a reputation for quality and objectivity. Their coverage of world and Asian news is broader and fuller than many other English-language news agencies.

Sydney Morning Herald (Environment)

The Sydney Morning Herald is one of the largest Australian daily newspapers and excels in coverage of news across Asia and the Pacific. It is a well-informed, professional, and objective source.

Australian ABC

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's public broadcasting organization.

Environmental Health News

EHN is an objective and reliable news aggregator with a special feed on the Japan quake.

 

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL NUCLEAR AGENCIES

International Atomic Energy Agency (UN) 

Japan Atomic Energy Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

NUCLEAR INDUSTRY TRADE GROUPS

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)

The company that operates the Fukushima nuclear power station.

Nuclear Energy Institute

The main nuclear industry lobby arm in the U.S.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, ANTI-NUCLEAR, AND SCIENTISTS' GROUPS

Union of Concerned Scientists

Advocates nuclear safety and nonproliferation

Federation of American Scientists

Advocates nuclear safety and nonproliferation

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Anti-nuclear advocacy group