Sunday, August 31, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 18 2008] New Law to Group Web Portals With News Outlets

The government and ruling party will define web portals as news outlets to enhance their social responsibilities and obligations. In a recent working-level meeting, the ruling Grand National Party and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism agreed to revise the Newspaper Law to that effect.

The move comes after criticism of web portals for playing host to defamation and other violations while playing a similar role to the news media by gathering and editing news.

No comments: