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Republic of Korea - November 2022

Concerns over restrictions on press freedom

Media, experts, and opposition parties have raised concerns over growing press freedom violations by the Yoon Suk-Yeol government over the past month. Some of these moves include barring a major media outlet - Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) - from joining a travelling press pool, as well as the government’s announced funding cuts for 2024 to a popular radio broadcaster - Traffic Broadcasting System (TBS) – amid claims of political bias in its programmes seen as having an unfavourable disposition toward the Yoon-Suk-Yeol administration.  

Sources: Korea Herald (1), Korea Herald (2), The Guardian, CIVICUS, The Diplomat 

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Civil Liberties
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of The Press

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