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· November, 2006

Stories about South Korea from November, 2006

South Korea: blocking highway

Jamie in Two Koreas explains why yesterday's protest against FTA in Seoul was much smaller in scale: the governments were blocking protesters’ buses in the highway!

South Korea: My Reflections on Roh Moo-hyun

Citizen reporter, Victor Foo, from Ohmynews! writes an evaluation on South Korea's president Roh Moo-hyun's achievements and setbacks during his term.

China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan: acquittal rate

Chinese law prof blog compares acquittal rate among China, U.S, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

South Korea: Why Koreans Would Love Battlestar Galactica

Michael Hurt tries to explain why Koreans would love the movie Battlestar Galactica by looking into Korean culture.

South Korea: too young

Andy Jackson in Marmot's hole worries that the national human rights commission's criticism against the Asiana and Korean Air’s policy of hiring women crewmembers that are no older than 25...

South Korea: A Day in the Life of an OhmyNews Editor

Claire George in Ohmynews writes a personal account of her editor's life and how the job has changed her persception of the world.

South Korea: anti Korean websites

Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole lists out some anti-Korean websites. However, he disagrees with local newspapers’ opinion that government should step in and intervene.

South Korea: Gender empowerment measure

Michael Hurt reports that South Korea has a 10-stop increase in gender empowerment measure (GEM) since 2002.

China: Put the E back in APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end...

South Korea: labour movement history

Jamie at has written an article on the recent massive labour strike with a video explaining the labour condition of South Korea from the labour union perspective in the...

South Korea: university pressure on Dokdo

Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole reports that a blogger has received pressure from university because of his blogging about Dokdo, an island with territorial controversy between Japan and South Korea.

South Korea: Migrant Worker Television Korea

Jamie introduces the English verison of Migrant worker television Korea (MWTK), which has multilingual internet broadcast.

South Korea: war criminals cleared

Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole comments on the clearing of 83 Koreans (out of 148) conscripted by the Japanese military during the World War II of war crimes.

South Korea: who are US allies?

Robert Koehler comments on a commentary by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist which was viewed by Korean media a “naked expression of anti-Korean sentiment”. In the article, the columnist called Japan and...

South Korea: rock music

R. Elgin blogs about the “godfather”, Shin Joong-hyun, of Korean rock music in Marmot's hole.

South Korea: peace activist sentenced to two years

Days in Daechuri reports on the verdict of anti-U.S military base leader Kim Ji-tae; he is sentenced to two years imprisonment for obstructing civic affairs. Father Moon Jung-hyun, Representative for...

South Korea: Missle test reaction

Jamie in Two Koreas discusses about propaganda reports and commentaries on the missle test in Korea and U.S.

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