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· October, 2008

Stories about South Korea from October, 2008

30 October 2008

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

29 October 2008

South Korea: National Struggle Day of Irregular Workers

Korea: Rise of ‘No Reason for Murder’

A South Korean man who was not satisfied with himself and society attacked a gosiwon and killed six people in an arson attack and knife in the middle of Seoul.[En]...

27 October 2008

South Korea: Homophobia

25 October 2008

Korea: US$100bn Package for Stabilizing the Market

South Korea's government has agreed to guarantee foreign-currency borrowing by the country's banks to help stabilize financial markets. The announcement doesn’t bring positive views from netizens. The netizens also have...

20 October 2008

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food...

18 October 2008

Korea: North Korea, no longer a terrorist-sponsoring state.

After the US government announced removal of North Korea from the black list in October 2008, how do South Koreans think about this decision? Some netizens see this as a...

14 October 2008

Korea: Hangeul Proclamation Day

On the 9th of October, the day to celebrate the creation of the Korean writing system [Hangeul] returned. Since it was canceled as a national holiday, every year there has...

11 October 2008

Korea: The Death of an Actress and…

The death of Choi Jin Sil, who has been regarded as a ‘national actress,’ gave a big shock to Korean society. Her image has been like a self-righting toy, from...

7 October 2008

Korea: How the President can have communications with the people.

On the first of October, former President Roh Moo Hyun, who settled down in the countryside after his term and who has been more popular and received more attention from...

Japan and South Korea: Cross Media Ownership

South Korea: School Violence

1 October 2008

Korea: From Hero to Eccentric Man

In 2004 a student, Kang Ui-seok, was expelled from Daegwang High School for disobeying an order to attend chapel service at the school. He filed a petition with the National...

South Korea: Counter Armed Forces Day parade