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

Written by Solana Larsen On 2 May 2014 @ 12:22 pm | 3 Comments

In Citizen Media, Disaster, English, Feature, GV Face, Media & Journalism, South Korea

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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]

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URL to article: https://globalvoices.org/2014/05/02/too-asian-to-evacuate-south-koreas-ferry-tragedy-and-culture-blaming/

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[1] live at UTC 2:30 PM on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/events/c6ikdvpkvqeq56k94phei25kju0

[2] Yoo Eun Lee: https://globalvoicesonline.org/author/yooeun/

[3] who is really blame: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/29/government-incompetence-skewed-media-reports-plague-south-korea-ferry-disaster/

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