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Sign Language Translation Coming to Disaster Broadcasts

Sign Language Translation Coming to Disaster Broadcasts

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of disaster-related bills have been proposed by the National Assembly amid frequent fires, including wildfires in Gangwon Province. Rep. Kang Byong-won of the ruling Democratic Party announced on Thursday that he would propose a revision to the Act for Development of Broadcasting and Communications that requires broadcasters to provide [...]

Constitutional Court Rules Against Abortion Ban After 66 Years

Constitutional Court Rules Against Abortion Ban After 66 Years

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the country’s strict abortion ban is unconstitutional, a landmark decision that signals major change in various aspects of society. The nine-justice panel made the ruling in a 7-2 vote, in response to a 2017 complaint filed by an obstetrician standing trial for performing [...]

S. Korean Legislators Propose New Bills to Prevent Sailing Under the Influence

S. Korean Legislators Propose New Bills to Prevent Sailing Under the Influence

BUSAN, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent crash of a Russian cargo ship into Busan’s Gwangan Bridge has legislators in Busan City calling for stricter penal measures for ‘sailing under the influence.’ Busan Nam District’s Rep. Park Jae-ho, a member of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), has proposed a new bill that amends relevant [...]

S. Korean Prosecution Taps into Gaming Records to Argue Against Conscientious Objectors

S. Korean Prosecution Taps into Gaming Records to Argue Against Conscientious Objectors

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Supreme Court ruled last November that a person can conscientiously object to military service if it is indeed based on true conscience. Now, conscientious objectors can be exempted from punishment for not serving in the military as long as they have ‘justifiable grounds’. However, controversy still [...]