The Washington Post article may be found at: In South Korea, journalists fear a government clampdown on the press.
The article notes, in part, that:
"In the 27 years since democracy arrived here, South Korea has become home to rowdy election campaigns, a vibrant protest culture and dozens of daily newspapers traversing the full political spectrum. It’s a place where people don’t have to be asked twice for their opinions.
But now, analysts and journalists are expressing concern that a central tenet of democracy — a free press — is under threat.___
President Park Geun-hye’s administration has launched an aggressive crackdown on media outlets that run reports it considers unfavorable, leading to a raft of domestic defamation cases and one high-profile lawsuit against a conservative Japanese journalist."
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com.
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. Sean is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean lawyers as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.