Sunday, August 31, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 1 2008] Will MBC Thumb Its Nose at the Courts?

The Seoul Southern District Court issued a ruling on Thursday on a complaint the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries filed against MBC’s “PD Diary” and ordered the program to issue a correction of its April 29 report on mad cow disease. The court ordered “PD Diary” to display a title at the start of one of its weekly programs within 10 days reading “correction and rebuttal” with the text portion being read aloud by the program’s moderator. The agriculture ministry filed the complaint after “PD Diary” refused to obey a May 19 decision by the Press Arbitration Commission ordering the program to issue a correction.

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