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Yesterday's Korea Times reported the following: The independent counsel team is looking into suspicions that the nation's spy agency was involved in the creation of a blacklist of artists critical of the government in its widening investigation of the scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil.
Confiscated email and text message records showed that officials of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) were in contact with Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism officials regarding the blacklist of artists allegedly drawn up by Cheong Wa Dae to restrict their work.
The counsel team secured the records after raiding the offices and homes of ministry officials in Seoul and Sejong last month.
It also found evidence that NIS officials had frequently visited the ministry in Sejong. A ministry official told the team that he had been ordered to tell them about issues among artists' groups...(the full story you can read here)
☞ 국정원, ‘문화계 블랙리스트’ 조직적 개입 정황 (경향신문, 1.04)
☞ Moon seeks to close spy agency's domestic division (Yonhap, 1.05)