Thursday, September 04, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, August 29 2008] Fearing repercussions, MBC postpones program about mad cow

But experts worry the move could justify the administration’s efforts to privatize the broadcaster

Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. has sparked controversy by indefinitely postponing an episode of “MBC Special,” dealing with a British mother who lost her son to vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease, due to fears the program could “provoke prosecutors.” Broadcasting experts are criticizing the move, saying MBC’s over-defensive attitude could bring the ill effect of justifying the administration’s hard line drive towards the broadcaster.

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