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GV Face: Too “Asian” to Evacuate? South Korea's Ferry Tragedy and Culture Blaming

Categories: South Korea, Citizen Media, Disaster, Media & Journalism, GV Face

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Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 people, most of them teenagers on a school trip. Were they too “obedient” to evacuate? On today's #GVFace we talk to Global Voices Korean editor Yoo Eun Lee [2] about Korean reactions to the international media, what the tragedy means at home, and who is really blame [3].

Also read: South Koreans Accuse Government of Botching Ferry Response [3]