The Associated Press March 19, 2012, 8:38AM ET

SKorea journalists protest alleged pro-gov't bias

Hundreds of South Korean journalists are on strike to protest what they call their managers' pro-government bias and interference in news coverage.

Some journalists and other workers at the KBS and MBC broadcasters and at Yonhap news agency accuse management of censoring reports critical of President Lee Myung-bak and favoring supportive articles.

Yonhap is South Korea's largest news agency. KBS and MBC are the country's main TV networks.

Yonhap's strike began Thursday. KBS began in late January and MBC in early March.

KBS management denies any bias. MBC says it tries for a fair report and will improve coverage through dialogue if there's any problem. Yonhap says employees should use the situation to improve reporting.


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