Tuesday, August 05, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, July 23 2008] YTN president gets shut out

Park Kyung-seok, right, the YTN union leader, and other union members block Gu Bon-hong, left, the new president of the 24-hour cable news broadcasting company in front of the YTN building in Seoul on July 22.

Gu was elected at a shareholders’ meeting, despite strong opposition from union members, on July 17. Media and civic organizations have criticized the appointment as part of a broad range of steps being taken by President Lee Myung-bak to gain control of the media.

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