HUFS students and the Union of Mediaworkers journalists, composed of HUFS graduates, demanded that the current KBS CEO and alumnus, Ko Dae-young, step down.
The journalists opened a press conference in front of the of the Main Building, Seoul Campus on Sep. 26, which was into its fourth week of protest since the members of The National Union of Media workers started the strike.
HUFSans voiced the opinion that Ko, a HUFS graduate of Dept. of English Linguistics, is not a source of pride, but of a ‘shameful alumnus.’
The students proclaimed, “CEO Ko must be impeached as he oppressed the freedom of press and broadcasted favorable reports about the past conservative ruling party.”
“Do not further disgrace the honor of the school and step down as soon as possible” they urged.
On the controversy surrounding the current president of the English College Jeon Byung-Soo further asserted that, “The media’s essential function is keeping check, monitoring and being critical of power but CEO Ko caused retrograding in democracy.”
Last year in June, the HUFS Alumni association awarded Ko Dae-young as a “Honorable Alumnus of 2016.”
HUFSans and the Union of Mediaworkers journalists concluded the press conference by chanting a slogan, “Step down Media’s corrupt member Ko.”