South Korea


Case   |   South Korea


NOVEMBER 15, 2005
Posted: December 2, 2005

New Tang Dynasty TV


Chang Sik Lee and Choi Seon Hee, reporters for New Tang Dynasty TV station, a New York-based independent Chinese television station, were banned from the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) meeting in Busan, South Korea, according to news reports. Organizers said the reporters had broken rules for the conference.
November 5, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Attacks on the Press 2004: Asia Analysis

by Abi Wright

Threats to press freedom spiked throughout Asia in 2004, even as the news media claimed significant accomplishments. Across the region, 2004 was an election year, with citizens casting ballots in nations such as Afghanistan, whose landmark vote was peaceful and orderly, and India, where more than 370 million went to the polls. Informing voters and guarding against abuses, the press was credited with playing key roles in these and other elections.
March 14, 2005 11:55 AM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   China, Germany, South Korea

Attacks on the Press 2004: North Korea

North Korea

While foreign analysts kept guessing at the state of nuclear development in North Korea, one thing remained certain in 2004: There is no free press in the country, only government outlets that voice the pronouncements of Kim Jong Il's authoritarian regime.
March 14, 2005 11:18 AM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   South Korea

Attacks on the Press 2004: South Korea

South Korea

Innovative news coverage on the Internet added fresh viewpoints to the South Korean media, but the ruling Uri Party's proposal for newspaper reform caused concern in 2004.

The active and varied media, while politically divided, avidly covered political scandals, including the messy impeachment of President Roh Moo Hyun in March. While local television news stations reported scuffles in the National Assembly in which legislators threw punches—and shoes—at each other, a legion of "citizen reporters" recruited by the upstart Internet news site covered tense demonstrations against the impeachment. Meanwhile, the country's three largest newspapers—the conservative dailies Dong-A Ilbo, JoongAng Ilbo, and Chosun Ilbo—kept up a steady stream of editorial vitriol against the president.
March 14, 2005 11:10 AM ET
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