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[Graphic News] Over 9,000 victims suffered from past governments' blacklists of artists

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : May 10, 2018 - 18:07
  • Updated : May 10, 2018 - 18:07



Nearly 9,300 artists or groups were unjustly excluded from state support or even illegally inspected under the past two conservative administrations for political reasons, a civilian-government fact-finding committee said.

After an about 10-month probe into nine kinds of blacklists of artists by authorities under President Lee Myung-bak and his successor President Park Geun-hye from 2008 to 2016, the committee tasked with looking into the blacklists said that 8,931 individuals and 342 groups were confirmed to have been subject to mistreatment.