President Moon Jae-in says fair and balanced reporting is being prevented by so-called "fake news".
He was speaking at the Blue House earlier today with Christophe Deloire, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.
Moon said he believes freedom of speech is the foundation of democracy.
But he added that such values are being damaged by hostility between those with different opinions, competition to break stories and the fast spread of fake news.
Deloire acknowledged the positive changes seen in Korean press under the Moon administration, and thanked him for his efforts.
It was President Moon's first meeting with the delegation from RSF.