Broadcasters Violation of Ethics Regulations Soars

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Broadcasters Violation of Ethics Regulations Soars

The Korean Broadcasting Commission (KBC) announced on August 20 that domestic broadcasters' violations of broadcasting ethics regulations jumped during the first half this year by 41.3 percent to 732 cases from 518 cases recorded during the same period last year.
According to the KBC's report, the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation were reponsible for the greatest portion of violations at 211 cases, followed by Seoul Broadcasting System at 158 cases and Korea Broadcasting System at 148 cases.
Classified by the cause of punishment, indirect advertising in programs was the subject of 299 cases, followed by the privacy invasion and libel at 125 cases. The KBC committed 62 cases of negligence of audience and guests and 20 cases of sensationalism and innappropriate sexual content.
A source in the KBC said, 'Almost all of the broadcasters still neglect their obligations and fail to consider ethics before airing, which is punishable by law.'
Kang Joo-an : jooan@joongang.co.kr
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