South Korea

South Korea to End Media Blackout

Journalists will now be able to report on kidnapped sailors


SEOUL — South Korean reporters say they are poised to collectively end next week a nine-month government-requested media blackout over the plight of four sailors who have been held hostage by Somali pirates.


Domestic journalists have followed the direction of South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade not to report about the matter following a failed November 30, 2011 attempt to free the entire crew of the MT Gemini.