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Commission has eye on language

Korea Communications Standards Commission announced Tuesday that it will be watching the language used on TV and other mass media sources closely to crack down on sexually biased languages and expressions this year.

The commission works to promote fairness and healthy broadcasting culture in Korea and advises media companies to abide by rules outlined in the Broadcasting Act.

In issuing a statement outlining its plan for 2020, the commission said that it will be focusing especially on the protection of human rights, specifically on gender equality, and strengthen their standards of examination when it comes to “language that is gender-partial” or contents that put the criminals of sexual harassment cases in a favorable light.

When it comes to examining individual broadcasting stations, like on YouTube, the commission said that it will be examining closely content that is vulgar or concerns sexual abuse or animal abuse.

The commission said it will also be cracking down on fake news concerning infectious diseases, fine dust and other issues that influence society, and that it will examine contents related to the upcoming general election to ensure fair and impartial coverage of the event.

By Esther Chung

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