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· December, 2006

Stories about South Korea from December, 2006

China: Nary Xmas?

A group of PhD students at several of China's biggest and best universities came together last week to release a letter calling for Chinese to boycott Christmas—a holiday they see...

Philippines: Learning from Seoul City Planners

Urbano dela Cruz writes about South Korean capital Seoul's bold restoration of a river and a park by demolishing a highway in the city centre. The blogger says that Manila...

Japan and South Korea: citizen reporters meeting

Oh Mun-su from Ohmynews reports on the recent meeting between Korean and Japanese Citizen Reporters. “It was held in the OhmyNews Japan office in Tokyo to reconcile differences in thinking...

South Korea: migrant news roundup

Jamie from Two Koreas reprints some news from Migrant Worker TV to sum up some of the current issues going on in the migrant movement in South Korea these days.

East Asia: the East Asian Libraries and Archives wiki

Frog in a Well announces a project on the East Asian Libraries and Archives wiki. The project will will serve as a central collection site for information about archives, libraries,...

South Korea: Will S. Korea Ratify Migrant Convention?

Koh Ki-bok from Ohmynews discusses about conditions of migrant workers in South Korea and urges the government to ratify migrant convention as soon as possible.

South Korea:

Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole blogs about the National Human Rights Commission's decision on not to look into human rights abuses occurring in North Korea.

South Korea: demand apology regarding racist programme

Michael Hurt has written an open letter to demand an official apology from Korean T.V station (KBS) regarding their earlier Global talk show programme which is considered as “racist and...

South Korea: racist foreign beauty programme?

Robert Koehler blogs about a TV programme, entitled The Beauties’ Chatterbox, which is considered to be racist by many viewers.

South Korea: spy case

Robert Neff at Ohmynews reports on the recent spy charge with a focus on a Korean American suspect.

Japan and South Korea: Dae Jang Geum pron

A Japanese adult channel/video company has turned the popular Korean drama “Dae Jang Geum” into an erotic drama – Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole has more details.

South Korea: beef from US military base

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports about the recent debate concerning US military base selling illegal beef to Korean resturants.

Korea: North-South journalists meet

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole puts together discussion about the meeting of North and South Korea journalists.

South Korea: prostitution debate

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole blogs about the debate on eradication of prostitution in South Korea.

South Korea: water cannon below 0 degree

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the union demonstration against bills on irregular work. The demonstrators were received by water cannon at freezing weather. You can find a video link...

South Korea: Big Brother Is Watching You

A citizen report by Robert Neff in Ohmynews about the widespread use of security cameras in Korea that causes invasion of privacy.

South Korea: pron star English teacher

Robert Koehler comments on the recent report and internet hunt of an English teacher who worked as a pron star for her tution fee when studying in Canada. He points...

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