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Sunday, May 11, 2014

OUTRAGE GROWS IN SOUTH KOREA OVER FERRY TRAGEDY

Yesterday in Ansan, South Korea, the hometown of the most of the Sewol Ferry tragedy victims. People are very angry with the government and the mainstream media.

 

Why are Sewol families so angry with the media?

Some media coverage of the tragic ferry sinking has been inaccurate and reporters’ behavior has at times been insensitive

The reason grief-stricken family members of victims in the Sewol ferry sinking headed for the Blue House [house of President Park Geun-hye] on May 9, carrying portraits of their children, was remarks by KBS newsroom chief Kim Si-gon that triggered an explosion of pent-up distrust and frustration with the media’s reporting on the disaster and its aftermath. What sent the relatives into the streets was a combination of repeatedly inaccurate reporting, the failure to cover family members’ criticisms of the government’s irresponsible behavior, and boorish behavior by reporters at the scene.

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