“The latest raid underscores the deteriorating press freedom in South Korea,” said Beh Lih Yi, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator.
Photojournalist Jang Jin-young faces criminal charges and was fined for traveling to report on Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
South Korea’s President and the ruling party have initiated several actions and “discriminatory measures” that undermine the independence and work of journalists.
In their submission to the Constitutional Court, ARTICLE 19 and Open Net Association argued that the Act is vague and overbroad and does not meet international freedom of expression standards.
South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled – in line with ARTICLE 19’s recommendations – that the failure to notify data subjects of the sharing of their data was a due process violation.
116 global civil society organizations call on the president-elect of the Republic of Korea to withdraw his pledge to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
South Korea: International coalition to support filing of a suit to stop the shutdown of Women on Web’s website
Several groups are protesting the decision of the Korea Communication Standards Commission to block South Korea’s access to womenonweb.kr, the Women on Web’s website, that provides information on women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights, and medical abortion.
In South Korea, some journalists suspect their phone records were accessed in an attempt to discover their sources.
Thirty signatory organizations have sent a letter to South Korea’s National Assembly urging the body to immediately pass a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, which would meaningfully address pervasive discrimination against marginalized groups in the country.
Thirty civil society groups have sent a letter to the South Korean government expressing concern over a legislative proposal that would impose the world’s first law mandating paid prioritization, a move that risks eroding net neutrality in contravention of international standards regarding access to the internet.
South Korea’s ruling party has introduced an amendment to the Media Arbitration Act that would penalize the spread of disinformation. But critics said the amendment could be used to stifle free speech and undermine media coverage of the coming elections.
The new report by Human Rights Watch titled, “‘My Life is Not Your Porn’: Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea”, is based on 38 interviews with survivors of digital sex crimes and experts, and an online survey of survivors.
South Korea urged to release journalist who was jailed for refusing to disclose the identity of a source
South Korean journalist and political commentator Woo Jong-chang was sentenced on charges of defamation to eight-months imprisonment for refusing to disclose the identity of a source he quoted in a YouTube video.