Reporters Without Borders in April described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as “a breath of fresh air” after a decade of conservative rule. Will the new law change that? Photo: DPA Reporters Without Borders in April described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as “a breath of fresh air” after a decade of conservative rule. Will the new law change that? Photo: DPA
Reporters Without Borders in April described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as “a breath of fresh air” after a decade of conservative rule. Will the new law change that? Photo: DPA
South Korea

In South Korea, is Moon’s proposed fake news law a real worry for press freedom?

  • The new legislation, which is set to be passed this month, will include a five-fold increase in compensation rates for media outlets falling foul of it
  • Critics have pointed to the dangers and difficulties of defining fake news – and President Moon is again facing accusations of trying to stifle criticism

Topic |   South Korea
Reporters Without Borders in April described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as “a breath of fresh air” after a decade of conservative rule. Will the new law change that? Photo: DPA Reporters Without Borders in April described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as “a breath of fresh air” after a decade of conservative rule. Will the new law change that? Photo: DPA
Reporters Without Borders in April described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as “a breath of fresh air” after a decade of conservative rule. Will the new law change that? Photo: DPA
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