Survey Suggests Low Public Support for Media Changes

“Public Opinion Turns Against the GNP” reads the headline. The secondary headline reads “DP survey shows seven out of ten people oppose the media reform bills.” The Hankyoreh, a progressive newspaper, reported the poll results in its July 25th online edition. The survey supports the opposition Democratic Party’s position that the ruling party — the … Continue reading

An Effort to Stop Korea’s Media Reforms

The political hubbub over South Korea’s highly controversial media reform legislation continued on Thursday. Just one day after a series of brawls on parliament’s floor (see my previous post for a link to that video), Korea’s Democratic Party (the current opposition party) is working to nullify revisions that were approved on Wednesday. Here’s one of … Continue reading

I Told You It was Controversial!

The highly controversial media reform legislation finally made it to South Korea’s parliament floor. Take a look at this video clip on the BBC’s website. Holy cow! I didn’t see this on Arirang, Seoul’s English-language news channel, today. Go figure. More to come later…. Butler