Bulletin: 25 May 2012
E-News Bulletin Friday, 25 May 2012
Korean Media Workers Strike Interview At Korea National Broadcasting Corporation
The workers of South Korea's public broadcasting corporation, MBC, have been on strike since 30th January 2012. They are demanding the right to fair reporting and are calling on MBC's CEO to resign. After Lee Myung-Bak came into power, the President sent in pro-government people to become board members of TV stations and news paper companies. To control media reporting and prevent "inappropriate news" about the government. In South Korea, along with MBC, the workers of two other TV stations, one newspaper company and a news agency have also been on strike for similar reasons. What is happening in South Korean media? I interviewed MBC reporter, KIM Ji-Kyung, who is taking part in the strike.
MBC union's website: www.mbcunion.or.kr
Ken Loach on The Angels' Share and Scottish independence
By James Mottram
A few weeks ago, Ken Loach welcomed an unusual visitor to his offices in London: Angelina Jolie.
It turns out the Hollywood star and torchbearer for humanitarian causes is a big fan of the veteran British director. So, with security guards flanking her, she popped by for tea one afternoon. It's a delicious thought: a tete-a-tete between the left-wing Loach and Brad Pitt's other half. "She just wanted to say hello," says Loach, with typical modesty, "so she came round and said hello. She was very nice to talk to."
Read report on: http://www.heraldscotland.com/
Virtual Floats and Virtual Privacy Facebook and the 100 Billion
by BINOY KAMPMARK
Investors that shoot for IPO allocations needn’t worry that a high stock price overvalues the company if they are confident they can find a ‘greater fool’ willing to pay more.
Read report on: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/21/facebook-and-the-100-billion/
Internet users cry foul over amendment to Evidence Act
PETALING JAYA (May 20, 2012): The recently passed Evidence (Amendment) (No 2) Act 2012, whereby internet users are held liable for any content posted through their registered networks or data processing device, is both unfair and an attempt to put fear in people, says civil society. The amended law will have serious repercussions on internet use as the owner of the site or device is presumed guilty and has to fight to prove his innocence, they say.
Read report on: http://www.thesundaily.my/node/100609
Workers on Wednesday
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