Tuesday, September 04, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 30 2007] Respect the Right to Know

The following is the statement from the Korean Association of Newspapers dated Aug. 26 regarding the government’s new press control measures.

The government is attempting to gag the press by pushing for press controls under the pretext of an "advanced media support system" despite concerted opposition from all press organizations, politicians, and civic organizations.

We consider these measures an undemocratic suppression of the press, unheard-of even under the late president Park Chung-hee's "Yushin" or revitalizing reforms or former president Chun Doo-Hwan's authoritarian regime.

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