The workers of South Korea's public broadcasting corporation, MBC, have been on strike since 30th January 2012. They are demanding the right to fair reporting and are calling on MBC's CEO to resign. After Lee Myung-Bak came into power, the President sent in pro-government people to become board members of TV stations and news paper companies. To control media reporting and prevent "inappropriate news" about the government.
In South Korea, along with MBC, the workers of two other TV stations, one newspaper company and a news agency have also been on strike for similar reasons. What is happening in South Korean media? I interviewed MBC reporter, KIM Ji-Kyung, who is taking part in the strike.
MBC union's website: www.mbcunion.or.kr MBC union's YouTube channel: mbcunion2012
Recorded in the MBC building on 25th April 2012 Interviewed and translated by HAYAKAWA Yumiko Thanks to YASUDA Yukihiro (Labornet Japan), Paul Wright