Tuesday, September 11, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 30 2007] Parliamentary Parties Urge Gov't to Scrap Press Controls

The floor leaders of the five parliamentary parties held talks on Wednesday and agreed that government’s new press controls infringe on the public’s right to know. The United New Democratic Party, Grand National Party, Democratic Party, Democratic Labor Party and People First Party urged the government immediately to scrap the rules, which restrict media access to officials and merge newsrooms into handful of centralized briefing rooms. The national assembly is expected to take action against the controls when its regular session starts next month.

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