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Lee Yoo Eun · August, 2010

TV producer/ multimedia journalist, currently based in Seoul

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Latest posts by Lee Yoo Eun from August, 2010

South Korea: Government Plan To Increase Cigarette Price Meets Public Backlash

South Korea’s health department announced on tripling the price of cigarettes to curb the nation’s high smoking rate, prompting a new round of cigarette price disputes online. Many Koreans agree...

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

In South Korea, about one hundred extras from movies and soap operas went on strike, protesting over low pay and verbal abuse in the work place, South Korea's Segye [kr]...

North Korea: Former President Carter Rescued A Detained American from North Korea

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter left North Korea with a detained U.S. citizen AIjalon Mahli Gomes today South Korea's Joongang reported, quoting North Korea's state media KCNA (Korean Central News...

South Korea: Controversy Overshadows Woman Climber’s World Record

South Korea's Oh Eun-sun is believed to be the first woman to have climbed the world's 14 highest mountains. One of her peaks was being disputed and bloggers have delved...

South Korea: Kim Yuna, the Star Figure Skater Parted Ways With Her Coach

South Korea's figure skating queen and the gold medalist Kim Yuna split from her longtime coach. However, it seems like not a clean breakup. Suspicions are intensified as Yuna twitted...

South Korea: Civil Service Exams Removed, Years of Studies Wasted?

Many South Koreans are angry over a government's decision to replace the civil service exam with open recruitment. The exam has been praised for giving equal opportunities to applicants regardless...

South Korea: North Korea's Stealth War Manual Disclosed

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo exclusively revealed a confidential field manual that shows North Korean military’s camouflage materials like stealth paint and fake facilities and equipment to cheat other sides’ satellites...

South Korea: Small Tips for Green Growth

South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo wrote an article on giving tips for green growth, focusing on how green practices can be done in every day life in ordinary houses.

North Korea: A North Korean Jet Fighter Crashed

North Korea has confirmed today that a North Korean jet fighter crashed in Liaoning Province, China Tuesday. South Korean experts assume that the pilot sought to defect the North with...

South Korea: North Korea's Twitter Is Limited In South

On North Korea's newly opened twitter[en], South Korea's Unificiation Ministry hurriedly went checking legal issues in interacting with the North's Twitter account. South Korea's Chosun, along with other Korean local...

South Korea: Shrewder Commercials As Viewers Get Smarter

In South Korea, an indirect type of commercial was apppeared in the country's largest network's prime time news. It was a netizen who caught it, proving once again that the...

South Korea:South Korean President Opened His Twitter

South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak opened his official Twitter account (@BluehouseKorea) yesterday, South Korea’s IT online media ZDnet reported [kr].

South Korea: A Pastor Facing Arrest for Visiting North Illegally

A left-inclining South Korean pastor who made an unauthorized trip to North Korea will be arrested for violating the National Security Law as soon as he returns to South, South...

South Korea: Lax Safety Control Lead to Bus Explosion

An ordinary bus in Seoul has exploded with a loud bang, injuring 17 people. The accident was due to overheated gas tanks but fear is growing among the people as...

South Korea: Police Raided Google Korea In Street View Probe

South Korean Police raided Google Korea over privacy concerns with Google's Street View Korea Herald reported.

South Korea : Lost in Translation, Especially During Vacations

Translation is probably one of the most grueling and painstaking works in the world. In South Korea, to add the translator's already full baggage, people are venting their stress from...

South Korea: Iran Envoy Said South Korea To Avoid Sanctions on North

Iranian Ambassador warned South Korea of substantial economic loss if it follows US led sanction on North Korea in an exclusive interview with South Korea’s Joongang Ilbo, few days later...

North Korea: North reopened A hotel at Mt. Kumgang Resort Without Approval

North Korea reopened a hotel at Mt. Kumgang resort which is on long lease to South Korean Hyundai Asan without getting the South’s approval, South Korea’s Chosun reported, quoting Chosun...

North Korea: Young Kids Suffering from North Korea’s Mass Games

North Korea proudly presents ‘Arirang performance’ is one of the world’s largest mass games, designed to promote its regime and earn dollars. More than 20 thousand young students mobilized for...

South Korea: Teenage Moms Quit Schools, Survey Shows

A survey shows most of teenage moms drop out of schools after got pregnant with babies, against their will to complete high school education. The Korean society started to address...

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