Wednesday, June 13, 2007

[Tha Hankyoreh, May 31 2007] Journalists send protest letter to Roh over planned pressroom closure

Representatives of South Korea's major news organizations Thursday sent a statement of protest to President Roh Moo-hyun, denouncing Roh's plan to shut down pressrooms at almost all government agencies in August for encroaching upon people's right to know.

In the statement forwarded to presidential chief of staff Moon Jae-in, the reporters of 36 newspapers and broadcasters, all belonging to the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), insisted that the Roh government is trying to keep the people in the dark about undesirable goings-on inside the government.

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