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· August, 2013

Stories about South Korea from August, 2013

South Korea: 4500 Catholic Leaders Protest Against the Spy Agency Scandal

Prominent citizen journalist Media Mongu posted a Youtube video of Catholic leaders denouncing the state spy agency's interference in the presidential election. His description read ‘an unprecedented number of 4502...

South Koreans Call for Medical Checkups for Rescue Workers Dispatched to Fukushima

As it turns out radioactive water leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant are ‘much worse than‘ the authorities are willing to admit, South Koreans call on government to provide regular and thorough medical...

Choosing ‘Exile’ Over Break-up, US Citizens Follow ‘Banned’ Spouses Abroad

Families tell their stories online through social media, where they also raise awareness about their cases and pressure US legislators to include their families in the much anticipated immigration reform.

Charges Dropped for South Korean Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

Park Jeong-geun, a photographer/activist who was sentenced to 10 months jail term for satirically re-tweeting messages from a North Korean official account, was found not guilty [ko]. A flurry of tweets congratulating...

Suspicions Arose Over North Korean Defector-Turned-Lawmaker

During a parliamentary hearing on the spy agency election interference scandal, Cho Myung-chul, a ruling party lawmaker famous for being the first North Korean defector to take a senior government post in...

Special Probe into South Korean Spy Agency's Electioneering Falls Flat

The investigation does not seem to be enough to quell public anger, which continues to grow over the agency's campaign of Internet posts that smeared the opposition.

VIDEO: Protests Against South Korea's Spy Agency Held Across North America

As protests against South Korea's spy agency's involvement in election gets bigger, overseas Koreans and Americans of Korean descent have joined the movement. This photo montage on the Youtube shows small rallies held in major U.S,...

South Korean Textbooks Started to Include Multicultural Families

Although South Korea is rapidly turning into a multi-ethnic society, changes in the public notion or institutional preparations still lag behind. The Grand Narrative blog posted on how one Korean elementary textbook...

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