S.Korea: Ministry control of film funding raises concerns
Culture Minister Yu In-chon announced on Tuesday that the government will take control of the Cinematheque and Visual Media Center.
Concerns have been raised by some filmmakers that the move is a government-led coup that could bring about tighter restrictions of content and censorship.
The announcement by Yu came just a day after disgraced former head of the Korean Film Council, Cho Hee-moon, was sacked over allegations of improper conduct and abuse of power.
The allegations included charges of not being transparent with how the privately owned company that operated the two independent film support institutions in the Cinematheque and the Visual Media Center came to be.