MediAct sent y'day following update about the current protest/solidarity campaign:
Within one week's time starting Jan. 26, we were able to generate signatures from folks from over 42 countries.
Your actions lent a voice to Mediact staff and supporters within South Korea demanding a reversal of KOFIC & the Cuture Ministry's decision to dismantle Mediact.
The petition was delivered during the week of Feb 1. to the head offices in Seoul as well as through various Korean Consulates (Tokyo, Osaka, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Taipei and this week via Budapest).
KOFIC has since sent a formal reply maintaining a line about the 'fairness' of its 'new open competition process,' and in turn, many of you (joined by press outlets within South Korea ranging from independent to conservative press) in return are demanding that it share the criteria and the application materials from the first and second round for (international) public review, and are questioning the legality of KOFIC and the Culture Ministry's actions.
Now lawmakers in the National Assembly are preparing to push a reversal of the decision during the February session.
Please help maintain a vigilant watch over this process! You are making a difference! Encourage someone or some organization you know to endorse the petition, cover this issue, visit the consulate office near you, and participate in a creative act of support.
For all other updates, please see:
☞ ACT NOW to save MediAct & Independent Media in Korea!
☞ MediAct & the S.Korean 'Democracy'