Tuesday, September 04, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 28 2007] Standoff Over Press Controls Intensifies

A standoff between the government and reporters over the shut-down of all but a handful of briefing rooms at government agencies and restricted media access to government officials is escalating. Reporters covering the Ministry of Construction and Transportation issued a statement of protest on Tuesday, the second in as many days. "Reporters have already issued their first statement in opposition to the press control policy,” they said. “But we decided to issue a second statement on a plan to carry out additional measures because the government continues in attempts to control the press."

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