Tuesday, June 05, 2007

[Then Hankyoreh, May.23,2007, Editorial] Roh administration stifles criticism and debate

The cabinet met yesterday with president Roh Moo-hyun present, and approved the "Scheme to Elevate the News Coverage Support System." All the criticism and suggestions by the media, academics, and media watch groups were written off as "trying to justify the practices of old." Roh’s government is pushing to have its own way, despite the fact even media reform groups like the National Union of Media Workers and the Citizens Coalition for Democratic Media are expressing concern. This forces one to ask just what the government thinks the media is.


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