Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
the 21st century
Podcast Overview: With a combined 45 years of experience in the field of reporting between them, BBC correspondents Richard Lister and Philippa Thomas are no strangers to the harsh realities encountered during the news gathering process. Lister and Thomas draw upon these experiences to help explain the role that citizen journalism has come to play in the 21st century media and to provide insight into the ethical and moral dilemmas they have encountered while collecting footage for global coverage.