The status for the Broadcasting and Communications Commission’s deliberation on whether a particular broadcast content violates the “The Rules Concerning Deliberation on Broadcasts (Deliberation Rules) ”
B. How to measure
Number of deliberation programs of the Korea Communications Commission
* Sanctions rate = number of sanctioned programs / number of monitored programs X 100
* The low figure for 2017 is due to the deliberation gap from June 2017 until January 2018, when the Fourth Committee was launched
C. Features and Sources
Category Sub-Category Sub-Subcategory Type of Indicator Reference Data Sources First year data available Periodicity Right to Freedom Fundamental Freedom Freedom of Opinion and Expression Objective/Process Deliberation Committee Broadcasting Deliberation Yearbook 2008 1 year
The transmission of information and culture through broadcasting and communication is a means of expressing and accepting the right to know according to basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The Korea Communications Commission recognizes those programs that require deliberation through the civil complaints of viewers who feel that certain broadcast content is likely to be violated by the “Regulations on Broadcast Deliberation,” or via reports of broadcast monitors selected and operated by general viewers. With the recent increase in fake news, false reports, and sensational broadcasting content, the number of voices speaking out about their distrust of broadcasting and communication media is increasing. In particular, defamation caused by false reports is often dangerous enough to be close to the level of crime. Looking at the deliberation status of the Korea Communications Standards Commission, the number of deliberations has been steadily increasing since 2010, although this number decreased somewhat in 2016, and the sanctions rate is approaching 90%. Citizens are increasingly skeptical about the possible negative effects of media in recent years, and public opinion demanding responsible monitoring and strong sanctions by the Korea Communications Commission is spreading.