Friday, August 18, 2006
"Date: August 18, 2006
A national crisis management drill participated in by the public, civilian and military sectors took place on Thursday (Aug. 17), focusing on measures to counter 'cyber terrorism' in the 21st century. "
"Date: August 18, 2006
The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) has produced 5,000 CDs to publicize Korea in the English language and will distribute them overseas for free.
According to VANK, the English CDs contain information on Korean history to help people around the world have a better understanding about Korea. "
"Date: August 19, 2006
Korea will host an international conference on digital broadcasting in October, the Ministry of Information and Communication said Friday (Aug. 18). "
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Date: August 17, 2006
"The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (DOE) plans to put a video lecture program in place from August to help bedridden students."
August 17, 2006 ㅡ Internet service providers have won their battle with cable television networks, after senior figures in the government and broadcasting ruled that Internet providers can and should broadcast television content."
AUGUST 15, 2006 03:13
Broadcasting System (KBS) has made a new cable channel. KBS Sky Family, which will soon be on the air, is an entertainment channel that will specialize in quiz shows and variety shows. Most of the day time broadcasts allowed on KBS last December were reruns. KBS’s lax administration is expanding its business when it should be restructuring. The criticism of the masses couldn’t be lost on KBS. The reason it still keeps going in the wrong direction is because of egotism within the organization. "
AUGUST 17, 2006 03:34
It was revealed that the director of The Korea Newspaper Circulation Service (KNCS) Kang Gi-seok appropriated private loans for operating expenses. A stir is expected over this affair because it is an unprecedented event that a government-run organization borrowed money from private loans. "
"Internet TV to Go on Trial This Year
The IP TV service will enable users to watch the programs they want. Internet protocol TV, or online TV broadcasting, is to go on trial service as early as November. "
"Daum and Naver hold sway; others struggle to survive
With a few large and deep-pocketed Internet portal companies dominating the market, small and medium-sized online service providers are struggling to keep their businesses alive."
Journalists vote Hankyoreh most reliable media company
"Over 80 percent said Blue House mishandles publicity
The Hankyoreh is considered the most reliable media outlet by journalists in the nation, according to the results of a survey conducted by Hangil Research & Consulting at the request of the Journalists Association of Korea upon the 43rd anniversary of its founding. The survey involved asking 300 reporters across the nation their opinion on current issues."
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
August 16, 2006 ㅡ The dogfight between Internet service providers and cable networks over the rights to television broadcasting has become more than a private affair, as big brothers have stepped into the ring. Today, the Information Ministry and the Korean Broadcasting Commission will hold official negotiations on communication and broadcasting at ministry headquarters in Gwanghwamun, Seoul."
"Date: August 16, 2006
Yahoo Korea said yesterday it will start to service YTN, a 24-hour cable news channel, on the Internet portal from noon on Wednesday (Aug. 16). The live webcasting, however, falls in legal gray areas where regulations for broadcasting and showing of footage over the Internet are not well
A rare monster film is blazing a trail in South Korea's cinema history, drawing record audiences and bolstering a local movie industry being weaned from decades of a protective screen quota."
"Lee Sang-ho's MBC report on wire-tapped conversations 'served the public's right to know' Korea Times Friday, August 11, 2006 By Kim Tong-hyung
A Seoul court Friday dropped criminal charges against a television news reporter who broke the story on the spy agency's illegal eavesdropping on civilians during previous governments last year."