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Yearly Statistics of Mediation Cases

The Commission conducted only 44 mediation cases when it was established in 1981, but the number has increased by over 100 cases every year since 1989. Upon increase in the number of media subject to mediation together with revision of related laws, the effectiveness of the Commission has gradually improved and the number of cases conducted steadily increased every year, reaching up to over 3,000 cases. Beginning with 2,205 mediation requests in 2010, the Commission received over 3,000 cases per year for last 4 years in a row. In 2014, there were a total of 19,048 claims including 16,117 mass cases(The term “mass cases” refers to cases involving more than 1,000 applications per individual subject of claim). This is because a religious group known as ‘Guwonpa’ and related individuals filed mass claims regarding the Sewol Ferry accident. The mass claims amounted for 16,117 out of the total 19,048 cases in 2014, and 1,908 out of the total 5,227 cases in 2015.

Yearly Statistics of Damage Remedy Rate

Damage remedy rate-the ratio of damage relief through correction of or reply to a news report etc.-was only 39.0% in 1981, but the rate has maintained over 70% for the past several years. In 2017, the Commission conducted 3,230 mediation cases, and the damage remedy rate was 73.7%.
1. Mediation Application(2015-2017)

① Mediation Application by Types of Claim(2015. 1. 1. ~ 2017. 12. 31.)

Types of Claim Year 2015 2016 2017 Total
Correction of a News Report 3,098
(59.3)
1,555
(49.1)
1,557
(48.2)
6,210
(53.4)
Reply to a News Report 419
(8.0)
386
(12.2)
362
(11.2)
1,167
(10.0)
Follow-up Report 150
(2.9)
160
(5.0)
194
(6.0)
504
(4.3)
Compensation for Injury 1,560
(29.8)
1,069
(33.7)
1,117
(34.6)
3,746
(32.2)
Total 5,227
(100)
3,170
(100)
3,230
(100)
11,627
(100)

* Figures in brackets represent %

② Mediation Application by Types of Petitioner (2015. 1. 1. ~ 2017. 12. 31.)

Types of Petitioner Year 2015 2016 2017 Total
Individuals 3,123
(59.7)
1,919
(60.5)
2,077
(64.3)
7,119
(61.2)
Central Government 85
(1.6)
64
(2.0)
64
(2.0)
213
(1.8)
Provincial Governments 117
(2.2)
90
(2.8)
144
(4.5)
351
(3.0)
Public Organizations 54
(1.0)
67
(2.1)
54
(1.7)
175
(1.5)
General Groups 570
(10.9)
373
(11.8)
246
(7.6)
1.189
(10.2)
Religious Groups 728
(13.9)
110
(3.5)
57
(1.8)
895
(7.7)
Business Enterprises 379
(7.3)
390
(12.3)
424
(13.1)
1,193
(10.3)
Press Organizations 87
(1.7)
74
(2.3)
71
(2.2)
232
(2.0)
Education Institutions 84
(1.6)
83
(2.6)
93
(2.9)
260
(2.2)
Total 5,227
(100)
3,170
(100)
3,230
(100)
11,627
(100)

* Figures in brackets represent %

③ Mediation Application by Types of Media(2015. 1. 1. ~ 2017. 12. 31.)

Types of Media Year 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newspapers Daily 619
(11.8)
405
(12.8)
261
(8.1)
1,285
(11.1)
Weekly 138
(2.6)
168
(5.3)
119
(3.7)
425
(3.7)
Broadcasting 892
(17.1)
423
(13.3)
361
(11.2)
1,676
(14.4)
Magazines 18
(0.3)
16
(0.5)
23
(0.7)
57
(0.5)
News Agencies 264
(5.1)
165
(5.2)
206
(6.4)
635
(5.5)
Internet Newspapers 2,490
(47.6)
1,661
(52.4)
1,842
(57.0)
5,993
(51.5)
Internet News Services 799
(15.3)
330
(10.4)
416
(12.9)
1,545
(13.3)
Others 7
(0.1)
2
(0.1)
2
(0.1)
11
(0.1)
Total 5,227 3,170
(100)
3,230
(100)
11,627
(100)

* Figures in brackets represent %

④ Mediation Application by Types of Infringement(2015. 1. 1. ~ 2017. 12. 31.)

Types of InfringementYear 2015 2016 2017 Total
Defamation 4,891
(93.6)
2,972
(93.8)
3,060
(94.7)
10,923
(93,9)
Violation of Right of Portait 205
(3.9)
81
(2.6)
105
(3.3)
391
(3.4)
Violation of Right of Voice 14
(0.3)
4
(0.1)
18
(0.2)
Violation of Right of Name 10
(0.2)
19
(0.6)
18
(0.6)
47
(0.4)
Violation of Privacy 56
(1.1)
51
(1.6)
8
(0.2)
115
(1.0)
Property Damage 51
(1.0)
33
(1.0)
8
(0.2)
92
(0.8)
Others 14
(0.4)
27
(0.8)
41
(0.4)
Total 5,227
(100)
3,170
(100)
3,230
(100)
11,627
(100)

* Figures in brackets represent %

2. Compensation for Injury(2015-2017)

In 2016, the average monetary compensation amounted to 1,369,737 won($ 1,265).(2015. 1. 1. ~ 2017. 12. 31. / Unit : KRW)

Year Category Lowest Amount Highest Amount Average Amount Median Amount
2015 500,000 4,000,000 1,602,000 1,000,000
2016 10,000 30,000,000 2,235,000 1,000,000
2017 100,000 10,000,000 1,369,737 1,000,000

(Exchange rate $1= ₩1,083 , March 2018)

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