Saturday, October 13, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, October 6 2007] Cancelling Chosun Ilbo subscriptions

Leaders of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest Buddhist order in South Korea, gathered to discuss measures to clean up its image, which has been tarnished by the involvement of several Buddhist monks in the fake degree scandal revolving around Shin Jeong-ah, at Jogye Temple in Seoul on October 5. The scandal that started as suspicion over her forged degrees has led to an investigation of upper-level government officials and the Buddhist clergy.


The Buddhist leaders have also announced that the Jogye Order will launch a campaign calling on Buddhist practitioners and organizations to cancel their subscriptions to the Chosun Ilbo, a conservative South Korean daily, for printing what they consider to be malignant, anti-Buddhist stories written out of religious prejudice and political motivation.

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