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Hundreds of S. Korean Artists File Suit Against Park, Aides over Blacklist

Hundreds of S. Korean Artists File Suit Against Park, Aides over Blacklist

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Hundreds of South Korean artists on Thursday filed a compensation suit against President Park Geun-hye and her former aides over allegations her administration blacklisted cultural figures deemed critical of the government, a lawyers association said.  A total of 461 plaintiffs filed the case with the Seoul Central District Court, [...]

“Black Tent” Theater Challenges Government’s Censorship of the Arts

“Black Tent” Theater Challenges Government’s Censorship of the Arts

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The existence of a “black list” censoring South Korean artists has been confirmed.  Under the Park Geun-hye administration, thousands of artists, including filmmakers and actors, were blacklisted for supporting agendas that went against the opinions of the central government.  Condemning the act of censorship and the suppression of freedom [...]

China’s “Celebrity Blacklist” Includes Korean Rock Band

China’s “Celebrity Blacklist” Includes Korean Rock Band

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – According to recent reports, a Chinese “celebrity blacklist” was found to have included not only entertainers from Hong Kong and Taiwan, but also celebrities from other countries, including Korea, Japan, the U.S., and Australia.  Hong Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily reported Sunday that China’s Ministry of Culture issued the blacklist, [...]

S. Korea Blacklists Scores of N. Koreans, Entities Linked to Nuke, Missile Program

S. Korea Blacklists Scores of N. Koreans, Entities Linked to Nuke, Missile Program

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea unveiled a set of its own punitive measures against North Korea on Friday, blacklisting scores of people and entities suspected of supporting the regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.  The move came days after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2321 on Wednesday condemning [...]