Compared with their counterparts in other democratic countries, South Korea's national public broadcasters are politically vulnerable.
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
After weeks of mass demonstrations and a growing threat of impeachment, President Park Geun-Hye has said she is willing to resign before her term ends in February 2018.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye may be about to become the first national leader to be questioned by prosecutors while still in office.
The president of South Korea has been accused of choosing her friends poorly.