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· November, 2011

Stories about South Korea from November, 2011

South Korea: Judge's Facebook Post Criticizing Free Trade Deal Went under Fire

A judge's Facebook post criticizing the current President and the free trade agreement with the United States went under fire. The Supreme Court has decided to refer him to the...

South Korea: Video of Protests against Free Trade Deal with US

South Korea's ruling party rammed a contested free trade deal with the United States through parliament, evoking once again mass protests against the agreement. Citizen journalist Aya posted videos of...

South Korea: Comedian Sued for Making Fun of Politicians

Politics is seen as a fair target for most comedy shows, but in South Korea a politician is suing a comedian. The lawsuit - claiming that the performer defamed all...

North Korea Opens its Door for Tourists, But Cellphones are Not Allowed

North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, opens its door a tiny crack for tourists to earn hard currency. But tourists are forbidden from bringing cellphone, sending an...

Korea: Benetton's New Ad Campaign Features World Leaders Kissing

Italian clothing giant Benetton is getting heat for its ad images of world leaders locking lips with their rivals or enemies, such as an image of President Obama kissing his...

North Korea: Did Gaddafi's Execution Scare Kim Jong-il?

Joo Sung-ha is a North Korean defector-turned-journalist who also blogs. This post is his critique of numerous news reports suggesting Kim Jong-il, North Korean dictator was scared to hear of...

South Korea: Online Political Satire Show Draws Millions of Downloads

A hilarious political satire talk show, ‘Na-Ggom-su’, has gone viral in South Korea. The show, which is only available online, is filled with wild jokes and expletives, and mocks the...

China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it...

South Korea: Anti-FTA Protesters Hit with Water Cannons

A series of protests against Free Trade Agreement with the United States have continued for near a week in South Korean capital, Seoul. Twitter user @hoongkildong [ko] is among many...

South Korea: One out of Eight Pro-NK Sites Operated by Kids

Police report revealed people caught for publishing pro-North Korean photos and postings were elementary and middle school students eager to increase traffic to their websites, ‘Korea and the World’ wrote...

South Korea: Photos of Rally Against Free Trade Agreement with U.S.

About 3,000 activists staged a demonstration in Seoul, South Korea, protesting against a recently signed free-trade agreement with the United States. South Korean citizen media consolidated photos by Korean Twitterers.

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