Stories about South Korea from June, 2009
Matt from Gust of popular feeling showed how a large part of the old Seoul city, Pimatgol/Cheongjin-dong area north of Jongno between Gwanghwamun and Jonggak Station, has been shrouded by steel and blanket fences in preparation for demolition.
Cynthia Yoo from Ohmynews International reports on a citizen declaration petition against President Lee Myung-bak's government.
Beom-seok Sohn from Ohmynews International discusses the potential candidates of North Korea state leader Kim Jong-il's successor.
Metropolitician wrote in Korean Media Watch on the media bias against foreign English teacher in South Korea.
Today is the 22nd anniversary of the June 10, 1987 victory over the military dictatorship. Over 1200 professors at six universities have jointly signed a statement concerning the “death of democracy” in Korea under Lee Myung-bak's presidency. (via Judy Han)
News coming out of Pyongyang is not encouraging. After being accused of illegally crossing the border to North Korea, American Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. The bleak outcome is eliciting strong reaction online from those who support freedom of press and want North Korea to release the two journalists.
While the international society is working hard to maintain the security and peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has conducted the second nuclear test on 25 May and launched several missile tests the following days. As the Chinese government has been in good relation with North Korea, it would...
Ask a Korean! wrote a very informative article on former president Roh Moo-Hyun (1946-2009), his life and contribution in Korea history.