Monday, October 13, 2008

[Chosun Ilbo, October 9 2008] ‘Black Wednesday’ at YTN

YTN anchors started broadcasting in black from Wednesday, in a protest against management’s decision to dismiss six union leaders and slap punitive measures on 27 unionized workers for blocking the newly-appointed president from his office and refusal to accept job transfers.

Starting with “Good Morning Korea” at 5 a.m., male anchors on the cable news channel appeared in black suits or with a black necktie, and their female counterparts wore black. Management belatedly persuaded a senior anchor to appear dressed normally on the 9 a.m. program “News Today,” most other anchors broadcast dressed in black all day.

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