Bugging Scandal Hits Politics, Journalism in S. Korea

By: AsiaOne.com

SEOUL – Allegations of bugging involving the state-run broadcaster KBS have sparked criticism over “unethical journalism,” with others denouncing the ongoing investigation into the claims as an infringement on press freedom.

The suspicion is that on June 23, a 33-year-old KBS reporter, surnamed Jang, bugged a closed-door meeting of the main opposition Democratic Party in which its key members discussed strategies against the move to raise the broadcaster’s viewing fees.

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