The Hankyoreh officially apologized for the allegations made by its reporter A, who was reported to have received an amount of 600 million won from Kim Man-bae, who was involved in the development of Daejang-dong.
The Hankyoreh issued an apology on the 6th and said, “One executive from the editorial department of the Hankyoreh newspaper made a financial transaction with Kim Man-bae, who was a reporter at another company at the time in 2019. 안전놀이터 ” I conveyed my intention to Mr. Kim,” he said to the company.
The Hankyoreh then said, “Immediately after becoming aware of this incident on the afternoon of the 5th, we excluded him from the job.”
Below is the full text of the apology.
The Hankyoreh Newspaper executives and staff members deeply apologize to readers, shareholders, and citizens.
In 2019, an executive from the editorial department of the Hankyoreh newspaper made a financial transaction with Kim Man-bae, a reporter from another company at the time. He said to the company, “I borrowed 600 million won, but now I have repaid about 200 million won, and I have conveyed my intention to repay the rest to Mr. Kim.”
Given that he was in a position to be involved in the reporting process related to the alleged development of Daejang-dong, there is a possibility of violating the Code of Ethics and Reporting Rules. The Hankyoreh Code of Ethics contains rules on the dignity of journalists, and rules for avoiding conflicts of interest in the Reporting Rules.
On the afternoon of the 5th, the Hankyoreh Newspaper excluded him from the job immediately after becoming aware of the incident. On the 6th, it was decided to set up a fact-finding committee (Chairman Baek Ki-cheol, editor) to quickly find out the truth. The Hankyoreh Newspaper will reveal the true nature of this case without any suspicion and disclose the results.