Foxconn: We will Not Take Any Legal Action Against Radio program “This American Life” Retraction

Posted on Mar 19 2012 - 9:05am by Editorial Staff

The radio program “This American Life” last week retracted an episode critical of working conditions at a Foxconn Chinese factory, saying it had contained “numerous fabrications”. The retracted episode, broadcast on January 6, was based heavily on a one-man theatrical show by actor Mike Daisey: “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.” Foxconn over on this said that it had no plans to take any legal action over a US-based radio program about its activity in China, reports Reuters.

The executive producer of the show said in a broadcast last week that most of the retracted program’s content was true and corroborated by independent investigation. Working practices at Foxconn in China being came under intense scrunity in 2010 after a series of suicides among young workers.

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