Saturday, June 10, 2006

Tekashima/Korea/free speech

S. Korea to Block Pro-Japanese Web Sites Amid Dokdo Dispute

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Internet content regulator said Thursday it is requiring Daum Communications Corp. to shut down five pro-Japanese Web sites following Japan's fresh claim to the South Korean islets of Dokdo.

"Those sites have a possibility of harming youngsters' physical and mental health by distorting historical facts and undermining international friendship," the Information Communication Ethics Committee, affiliated with the Ministry of Information and Communication, said in a statement.2005/03/17 10:38 KST/Yohan


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