Roboseyo has a good post up about press freedom in Korea on his blog which I’d recommend to you.
The post is also noted for the large audio interview for the Seoul Cafe podcast which is something I’ve just learned about. I’ve actually recently started (again) listening to podcasts, although I know myself and imagine I’ll stop or forget to continue (but any recommendations are indeed most welcome in the comments).
The audio interview features John Power, and Irish journalist who has worked with the Korea Herald, and currently Yonhap, as well as freelancing for other sources. He’s quite active on twitter and would be worth a follow, if you ask me (as would Roboseyo).
I’ll just leave the audio here and let you have a listen to it, and from there all conclusions are you own to draw.