World Ch. Schedule : TUE 22:30 KST
* Date : 2016-10-08
On September 28, a new anti-graft law known as the 'Kim Young-ran Act' went into effect. Although it specifically aims to root out corruption in the public sector, it is having major implications for society as a whole. Koreans share a longstanding culture of treating guests with meals and gifts, but these customs are now likely to change with the implementation of this new law.
Two months before the implementation of the 'Kim Young-ran Act', Korea's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of including journalists and private school teachers under the scope of the anti-corruption law. It said journalists are required to have just as much transparency as civil servants in their day-to-day duties. However, some have raised concerns about the new law hindering the freedom of press. What impact will the new legislation have on media coverage within the country?
We sit down to discuss these issues and more.