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· May, 2011

Stories about South Korea from May, 2011

25 May 2011

South Korea: Social Media Controversy Surrounds Sports Broadcaster's Death

The suicide on May 23, 2011, of national television channel MBC sports announcer, Song Ji-seon in South Korea has sparked considerable controversy regarding social media in the country. South Korea...

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

22 May 2011

Korea: Is North Korea Behind Every Unsolved Cyber Attack?

A slew of fearsome reports on the North Korea's cyber attack capability recently came out in South Korea, and even on Fox News this week. The South Korean government concluded...

13 May 2011

South Korea: Blogger's Phone Review Deleted by Samsung

In South Korea, an influential blogger's review on a Samsung smartphone was removed due to pressure from the manufacturer. Internet users have harshly criticised the nation's biggest conglomerate, Samsung Electronics...

North Korea in the Grip of South Korean Soap Fever

South Korea: Tweeters Helping Residents Suffering from Water Cut-off

2 May 2011

South Korea: Surprising Election, as Twitter Draws Youth to Polls

South Korea's ruling Grand National Party suffered a crushing defeat in by-elections on April 27, demonstrating a widespread yearning for change, and to many also heralding the power of Twitter...