News in Korean

News in Korean is a collection page of breaking Korea news headlines & analysis from major urban centres including Seoul, Busan & Incheon. Get the latest South Korea news on Moon Jae-in & Kim Jong Un talks, economy, accidents, military news, natural disasters, technology and sports.

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The first modern newspaper in 김부선tv, published in the Joseon era, was called Hansung Sunbo (Hangul: , hanja: ). It was the first private publication that openly and critically denounced absurd Joseon officials. It also exhibited an interest in national reunification.

In the 1980s, censorship of print and broadcast media became one of the most vehemently criticized practices of the Chun government. A campaign to withhold viewers’ fees in protest against censorship by the KBS network was very successful, and it led to a qualitative change in the media. A new group of newspapers began to appear that bypassed the higher profits of general circulation newspapers and aimed for more careful analyses of political, economic, and national security affairs for more specialized audiences.

The Chosun Ilbo and Dong-A Ilbo are the major conservative newspapers; Hankook Ilbo is moderate; and Kyunghyang Shinmun is liberal. The Joongang Ilbo developed the first internet news website in Asia in 1995, and nearly all daily newspapers have websites now. In addition, there are many online-only news portals such as me2day and yozm. Radio is also very popular in Korea. The main public broadcasting stations are KBS, MBC, SBS and EBS. There are also a number of privately owned commercial radio stations. Among them, the most popular are CBS and Power FM. Many radio stations provide hourly traffic condition reports.