AROUND 1,000 journalists at Korea‚Äôs largest broadcaster yesterday joined 700 others in a strike against what they say is censorship by management.
The journalists from Korea Broadcasting Station joined colleagues from the country‚Äôs second biggest broadcaster, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in calling for the resignation of their CEOs, who they accuse of having censored coverage critical of President Lee Myung-bak.
They said management has limited coverage of stories ranging from protests against free trade agreements to a controversy surrounding the alleged ‚Äúillegal‚ÄĚ purchase of land for President Lee‚Äôs retirement home.
Workers from Yonhap Television News said they will join the strike on Thursday.
Management have called the strike illegal and ordered the workers not to join the strike.
MBC has already fired Park Sung-ho, the leader of the MBC reporters‚Äô union.
Report from ucanews.com