Monday, August 11, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, August 7 2008] [Editorial] It’s the media’s turn to press for freedom

The International Federation of Journalists has issued a statement titled “IFJ Condemns Political Interference in Korean Media,” in which it calls on the administration of President Lee Myung-bak to “stop controlling media.” The IFJ is a largely Western organization composed purely of working journalists and boasting 600,000 members in around 100 countries. This organization representing general standards and common sense in journalism is openly criticizing the Korean government, expressing concern over what could be “a catastrophe for press freedom in the country“ for the Korean media.

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