Politics & Media
Jul 31, 2008, 11:43AM

Korean Filmmaker Censored In Iraq

A Korean documentary filmmaker is facing criminal charges and the end of her current project working with troops. An obscure Korean law forbidding travel within Iraq was used to shut down this jounalist, yet another exampled of the media manipulation of the Iraq war by the U.S. military.

Korean documentary filmmaker Kim Young Mi has been directed to stop production of her current project by U.S. Army media officials. Kim has been ordered to return to Baghdad where she faces criminal charges for allegedly violating a new Korean law that prohibits travel inside Iraq.

Diplomats at the Korean embassy made the decision to remove Kim from her embed with troops explained an unnamed U.S. Army media representative.

Kim is a credentialed journalist and a member of the Korean Producers and Directors Association based in Seoul.

Requests to the Korean government for comment were referred to the Korean Embassy in Bagdad. No response or official comment has been given yet. Check back for updates on her situation as more information becomes available.


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