Tuesday, November 01, 2005

 

S.Korea controls freedom of expression on the Net

South Korean government conducted Internet censorship and control.
I can't understand why pro-Japanese postings are considered to be "against the Constitution, unethical and anti-state." It seems that South Korean government is afraid of the exposure of the truth and tries to conceal a lot of their lies. It's the same as Chicom.
Ministry panel wants pro-Japan posts erased

November 02, 2005 ㅡ The Information Communications Ethics Committee is upset about pro-Japanese postings, apparently by Koreans or persons pretending to be Koreans, on several of the nation's Internet bulletin boards, and wants the companies hosting those boards to delete 41 posts that it has found to be offensive.
The committee cited laws on communications ethics and those intended to protect teenagers from inappropriate material on the Internet. It said the posts were "against the Constitution, unethical and anti-state."
It has been considering what to do about the messages since Oct. 19, when it began looking at messages that it said "bluntly disparage Korea and Koreans and blindly admire Japan."
The messages include such epithets as "dirty Korea and Koreans" and more political messages such as, "Japan's colonial rule was a blessing for Korea."
Others supported Japan's claim to the Dokdo islets, an issue that flares up occasionally in tandem or in sequence with those involving shrine visits, Japanese textbooks or other unresolved irritants.
The committee cited noble motives. "Freedom of expression must be guaranteed to the maximum online, of course, but such Web sites enrage our people and work as an obstacle for future-oriented Korea-Japan relations," said one member of the committee, an arm of the Ministry of Information.
Han Myeong-ho, another committee member, said, "The contents are based on a good grasp of Korean history, and the grammar in the postings is near-perfect, so we assume that Korean-Japanese or Koreans studying in Japan might have done it."
The committee said many of the posts have been erased voluntarily, and that some online groups where the postings were made have tightened up on access to non-members.
Korea's controversial National Security Law forbids pro-North Korean expressions of opinion, but the committee had to look further to find a basis for demanding that pro-Japanese sentiment be expunged from Korean Web sites.

by Lee Won-ho sujiney@joongang.co.kr

Newspapers don't say nothing for the freedom of expression and this site is still working. It's saying that Koreans are hypocrites and have no ethics.

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