Friday, August 17, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 8 2007] Gov’t Ups the Ante in Press Crackdown

The Government Information Agency has started closing government newsrooms under a new policy critics say aims to gag the press. The GIA is now working out a prime ministerial directive to take disciplinary action against journalists and their employers who fail to abide by news embargoes set by government offices. In strong protest on Tuesday, a journalists organization called for the entire policy to be scrapped.

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