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S. Korean Teachers Face Backlash from Government for Citing Injustice

S. Korean Teachers Face Backlash from Government for Citing Injustice Og Lim On April 22nd four teachers from the Inchon Metropolitan Office of Education were stripped of their posts as requested by the South Korean Ministry of Education. Civic groups immediately criticized the decision. These teachers were indicted without detention in 2013 on charges of violation of the National Security ...

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S. Korean Government Forcibly Shuts Down Anti-government Media Outlet

S. Korean Government Forcibly Shuts Down Anti-government Media Outlet Og Lim On February 13 of this year the South Korean Supreme Court delivered a verdict to close down <Jajuminbo>, a South Korean internet media outlet, by turning down the appeal again, following the dismissal by the Seoul High Court, against the court order from the Inchon District Court last June ...

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U.S. Embassy Neglects U.S. Citizen After Asking for Help Abroad

U.S. Embassy Neglects U.S. Citizen After Asking for Help Abroad Og Lim Shin Eun-mi in Pyungyang, North Korea in April. 2012 Ms. Shin Eun-mi is a Korean-born American citizen who, last December, was giving a series of talks in South Korea discussing her visits to North Korea. She was accused of praising North Korea during her lectures and even threatened ...

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S. Korean Journalists Set to Face Supreme Court Following High Court Acquittal

S. Korean Journalists Set to Face Supreme Court Following High Court Acquittal Og Lim The prosecution in South Korea appealed to the Supreme Court last Friday after two journalists, Kim Oujoon and Choo Chinwoo, had been acquitted of all charges in the defamation case against Park Jiman, the president’s brother, on January 16, 2015. Two South Korean journalists, Choo Chinwoo, ...

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Korean National Union of Media Workers Rallies Behind Fellow Journalists

Korean National Union of Media Workers Rallies Behind Fellow Journalists Og Lim On January 7, 2015 the Korean National Union of Media Workers issued a statement to show its support of two South Korean journalists,  and Choo Chinwoo. Kim and Choo have been indicted on charges of defamation against Park Jiman, the current South Korean president’s own brother, for implicating ...

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Pres. Park Refused Meeting S. Korean Ferry Disaster Victim’s Father Despite Support from Pope Francis

Pres. Park Refused Meeting S. Korean Ferry Disaster Victim’s Father Despite Support from Pope Francis Og Lim Kim Young-Oh went to the Blue House on Tuesday August 19, 2014 to request a meeting with President Park Geun-Hye, but he was only met by a number of policemen in their civilian clothing near the Blue House, blocking his way. Kim had ...

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언론인 김어준, 주진우에 대한 지지 청원

언론인 김어준, 주진우에 대한 지지 청원 A Petition to Support Two South Korean Journalists, Kim Oujoon and Choo Chinwoo   “박근혜 5촌 살인사건” 재판 관련해 김어준, 주진우에 대한 지지 청원입니다. This petition has been prepared to show our support of Mr. Kim Oujoon and Mr. Choo Chinwoo in relation to a murder case of two close relatives of the current South Korean president, Park Geunhye. ...

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President Park Abuses Power in an Attempt to Stifle Unfavorable News Reports

President Park Abuses Power in an Attempt to Stifle Unfavorable News Reports Og Lim President Park Geun-Hye in the cabinet meeting,  photo from the Presidential Office A few days after President Park Geun-Hye lashed out in the cabinet meeting against “insulting remarks about the president that were going too far”, a team of 5 prosecutors from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ ...

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S. Korean Conservative Extremists Mock Sewol Families’ Hunger Strike

S. Korean Conservative Extremists Mock Sewol Families’ Hunger Strike Og Lim September 9, 2014   On September 6, 2014 about 100 members from a South Korean conservative extremist online group called ‘Ilbe’ came to Gwanghwamun Plaza where the families of the victims from the Sewol have been camping out demanding a special bill to be enacted for an independant and ...

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In Pursuit of the Truth Surrounding the Sewol Disaster 900 S. Koreans Join Hunger Strike

In Pursuit of the Truth Surrounding the Sewol Disaster 900 S. Koreans Join Hunger Strike Og Lim So far about 900 South Koreans have joined the families of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster in their hunger strike staged in central Seoul, demanding the parliament to pass a special bill setting up an independent inquiry into the disaster. The ...

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