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Korea's not-so-free Media

Paris-based media group Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) said Friday that it ranked Korea’s press freedom as ‘low.’ Despite its claims of liberalizing the sector, RSF said the government’s “media reform” was actually destroying large newspaper agencies that had criticized it. RSF cited that the government used wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping on domestic and international reporters. In a survey given by RSF, Korean reporters believed the government was using tax investigation and subsequent fines as a means of silencing newspapers that had criticized the government.

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