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The Cheonan Incident and the Declining Freedom of Expression in South Korea

You, Jong-Sung


The Lee Myung-bak government's response to the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March 2010 was a hard-line policy that met with widespread public doubt and criticism. His conservative government reacted to critics with suppression of free speech and use of state power to control the media. As a result, international ratings of press freedom and Internet freedom for South Korea were downgraded. The government relied on national security rhetoric; however, its primary legal tools...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspective
DOI: 10.5555/0258-9184-39.2.195


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