Freedom of Expression in South Korea

Highly-cited political scientist Stephan Haggard of the University of California at San Diego and Jong-Sung You, soon to join the Australian National University, have completed a Commentary for JCA that assesses the evidence that freedom of expression in South Korea has lagged behind that of comparable Asian countries.

Usually considered a “consolidated democracy,” there has been a deterioration on freedom of expression since 2008.

The authors identify five problems that have contributed to this: abuse of criminal defamation, the rules governing election campaigns, national security limitations on free speech, restrictions related to the internet and partisan use of state power to control the media.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s