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· June, 2011

Stories about South Korea from June, 2011

South Korea: Downpour-Triggered Landslide Kills One Person

Torrential downpour has triggered a mass landslide in Seoul, killing one person and suspending subway. South Korea's citizen/blogger news Wiki Tree reported [ko] the incident with consolidated tweets.

South Korea: Hunger Strike at Temple

Yoosung Enterprise's listed workers went on a hunger strike at Jogye temple. Moon Yong-min (@yasangmin) tweeted photos of the protest. About 500 workers had been staging demonstrations since mid-May after...

South Korea: Typhoon Opening Doors to Nature's Revenge

A typhoon hit South Korea on June 25 and 26, bringing heavy downpours and gusts and signalling the start of the rainy season. At least nine people were killed and...

South Korea: Labor Workers Fight Against Police and Corporation

Hanjin Heavy Industries have violently clamped down its union protest. Twitterer @pmtsjc posted photos of how company-hired gang cut rope to drag down workers protesting on crane top. The clash,...

South Korea: Slut Walk in Seoul, Protesting Against Sexual Violence

Several students have staged one-person “SlutWalk” protests at Korea University’s front gate, demanding the school expel three male students from its medical school on charges of sexually assaulting a drunken...

Cannibalism In North Korea, Smuggled Documents Reveal

GI Korea from the ROK Drop blog commented on local news report claiming that they have obtained smuggled documents confirming cannibalism in North Korea. Acts of cannibalism have long been...

Korea: Blogger Touring Tense Border Area

Maggie Downs from the GirlVentures blog shared her experience in touring tense border area between the South and North Korea. Downs visited the demilitarized zone, Camp Bonifas, Panmunjom and the joint...

South Korea: Actress-Activist Spearheads Protests with Social Media

In South Korea, entertainers are changing the political landscape by spearheading protests in social media. Among several influential comedians and actors, actress-activist Kim Yeo-jin, has been the most controversial figures...

South Korean Troops Shoot at Passenger Jet, No One Injured

South Korean troops shot at passenger jet on June 17 after mistaking it for a North Korean military aircraft near the border with North Korea. No one was hurt from...

South Korea: Best Photos of Lunar Eclipse, Taken by Tweeters

The moon disappeared behind the shadow of the earth from 2 to 5 am in South Korea on June 16. Korean net users who witnessed the event posted photos online...

South Korea: Petition Filed to Punish Brutality against Animals

Public anger rose as an animal TV show aired a story of a dog brutally beaten with a stick by a stranger for no reason. Net users have filed an...

North Korea Threatens to Disclose Recordings of Talks with South

In an apparent act of blackmail, North Korea threatened South Korea on Thursday that they would release secret audio recordings from Inter-Korean talks reportedly held on May 9, 2011. The...

Korea: Defector's Commentary on Using Kim Jong-il's Portrait as Army Target

It was revealed in early June that South Korean military units have been using the pictures of Kim Jong-il, his youngest son, and his late father as targets during firing...

South Korea: Protests Against High Tuition Intensify

Thousand of students and activists took to streets to demand lower tuition fee. The protests, which started as small-scale conflicts in Seoul's several universities, have spread to other major cities...

North Korea: The Food Aid Dilemma

In the Council on Foreign Relations site, Toni Johnson published an analysis on North Korea's food situation and the dilemma in sending food aid to the country.

South Korea: Battle to Protect Natural Reserve from Naval Base Construction

As one of South Korea's Natural Heritage sites is on the verge of being replaced by a pile of cement from naval base construction work, local residents and civic activists...

North Korea Tweeting Back at South Korean Governor's Criticism

South Korean politician and Governor of Gyeonggi Province, Kim Moon-Soo harshly accused North Korea of the regime's 3rd generation succession and its reclusive policies in a conference in Beijing, China....

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