Korea’s Court Upholds New Media Bills

A quick scan of The Korea Times on Friday brought some related stories to my attention. South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the package of highly controversial media reform bills that passed Parliament this summer are valid. The Times quoted the Yonhap News Agency’s report that the reform bills “eliminate ownership restrictions in […]

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Media Reform Bills Still an Issue

The South Korean Parliament began its regular 100-day session September 1st, and The Korea Herald reports that it’s off to “a rocky start.” The country’s media reform bills, which remain highly controversial, were approved earlier this summer. The main opposition Democratic Party, which utterly despises the media reforms, walked out of the opening ceremony. According […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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