Thursday, June 26, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, June 23 2008] KBS labor union launches new campaign

Union still opposes KBS president, but shifts focus to advocate for appointments of ‘politically-independent staff’

The labor union of the Korean Broadcasting System, which has been trying to oust KBS President Chung Yeon-ju, announced that it will stage a campaign against what it says are “parachute appointments,” referring to government attempts to control the press and including the recent promotion of an aide to President Lee Myung-bak to the position of some public media’s chief. Union members have removed all placards around the KBS building demanding Chung’s resignation.

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