Tuesday, September 04, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 30 2007] An Appalling Act of Media Repression

The International Press Institute on Monday sent its third letter to President Roh Moo-hyun, urging the Korean government to end attempts to block journalists from reporting. The IPI is to the news media what the United Nations is to the world. The letter by IPI Director Johann P. Fritz said, “The following measures illustrate a basic animosity against the media and a deep-rooted misunderstanding of the functioning of a free, independent and critical press: regulations for public servants regarding their contacts with journalists; and, the government-run ‘administration briefings.’”

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