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South Korea - Seoul newspaper's journalists locked out by owner

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the action of Chang Jae-ku, owner and chairman of the South Korean daily Hankook Ilbo, in locking out around 180 of his journalists on 15 June after some of them filed a complaint about his management of the newspaper. Certain staff members have been fired and replaced by Chang allies. “We take no position on the origins and nature and of the dispute between Hankook Ilbo's employees and management, but we deplore the illegal methods used by the owner, (...)

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