Thursday, September 04, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, August 28 2008] New KBS president threatens to cancel programs

Cancellations could include programs critical of the government or those that are deemed racy

In his inaugural address yesterday, new KBS President Lee Byong-soon strongly hinted that programs that monitor and criticize public power like “Media Focus” and “Current Events Tonight Live” would be canceled. This is earning criticism as not only a violation of the principle of separating station management and programming as laid out in current broadcast laws, but also as an attempt to turn KBS into a government-run media in step with the administration and its ideological persuasions.

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