Friday, October 26, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, October 24 2007] Journalists evicted from press rooms

South Korean journalists who cover the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade work in the lobby of the MOFAT building at Sejongro, central Seoul on October 23, after they were evicted from the press room located inside the building. The journalists have refused to accept the government’s decision to move the press room to a new consolidated briefing room, arguing that the move is aimed at blocking free access to government sources and infringes upon the people’s right to know. The new briefing room system has been initiated and engineered by the National Information Agency.

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