Wednesday, June 13, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, June 10 2007] Roh steps up attacks on conservative media

President Roh Moo-hyun criticized the conservative media Sunday for destabilizing democratic forces and clinging to privileges, as his government remained locked in a standoff with media outlets over his push to close most of pressrooms in government offices.

"The media should change. They shouldn't insist on their privileges or try to become political forces. They should become media which are faithful to reporting the facts in a fair, responsible manner," Roh said in a speech marking the 1987 pro-democracy movement that pushed the military-backed regime of former Army general Chun Doo-hwan to introduce a direct presidential voting system.

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