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South Korean Broadcasters Contemplate #MeToo Movement

South Korean Broadcasters Contemplate #MeToo Movement

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the #MeToo movement grows in South Korea, TV broadcasters are considering preventative measures to weed out sexual harassment on set. MBC, one of the major national broadcast networks, said on Wednesday the department of drama series has provided sexual harassment prevention training for the staff of the upcoming two-episode [...]

South Korean TV Channels Accused of Snubbing Paralympics

South Korean TV Channels Accused of Snubbing Paralympics

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean TV networks are facing criticism over scarce media coverage of the PyeongChang Paralympics. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kicked off last Friday under the theme of passion and coexistence, but the prospect of following up the success of the Winter Olympics remains doubtful, as many events featuring [...]

MBC’s Long-Running Show to Conclude on March 31

MBC’s Long-Running Show to Conclude on March 31

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – MBC’s long-running variety show “Infinite Challenge” will have its finale on March 31, a top MBC official said Wednesday. “The existing show will end on March 31, and we’re planning on a new show,” Kwon Seok, director of MBC’s entertainment bureau, told reporters after a PR event for another MBC program. MBC producer Choi Haeng-ho will helm the new show, while current director Kim Tae-ho is set to leave after more than [...]

MBC’s Largest Shareholder Decides to Sack Company President

MBC’s Largest Shareholder Decides to Sack Company President

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The largest shareholder of the nation’s second largest public broadcaster Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) on Monday voted to fire the company president Kim Jang-kyom for his “politically biased” control of the company’s news coverage. The Foundation for Broadcast Culture (FBC) passed a motion on the dismissal of Kim through its eighth extraordinary board meeting in Seoul. Of six FBC board [...]

MBC Foundation Fires Chairman Close to Previous Government

MBC Foundation Fires Chairman Close to Previous Government

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Foundation for Broadcast Culture (FBC), the largest shareholder of MBC TV, voted to fire its chairman Thursday, holding him responsible for the network management’s alleged unfair labor practices and politically biased interference in news coverage under previous conservative governments. The FBC board decided to dismiss Chairman Koh Young-ju [...]