The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a new ranking of countries with the most censored press. North Korea is no longer at the top of the list, as it was when the ranking was last compiled in 2006. No. 1 was Eritrea, which bars all foreign correspondents from entering the country….

(Source: koreastandardtime)


"Park’s nomination is expected to deepen the feud between the management and the union. 

Park has been denounced by the union for censuring some of the thorniest issues. The union said Park ordered Rep. Choi Ku-sik’s name taken off the article on his assistants’ alleged hacking into the National Election Commission website on Oct. 26. He is also blamed for ordering the news room play down the report on President Lee Myung-bak’s purchase of a housing lot in southern Seoul under his son’s name.”

It’s really fascinating to see the difference between reporting the news in the United States, where I went to J School, and in Korea where I work now (although not in journalism).