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Science Ministry to Hold Innovation Parade at Gwanghwamun Square

Science Ministry to Hold Innovation Parade at Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT will hold this year’s annual innovation challenge parade at Gwanghwamun Square later this month. From underwater exploration robots to unmanned autonomous vehicles, a variety of the latest technologies will be on display at science ministry’s annual event. First held in 2015 with the goal [...]

Elementary School Teacher Targeted by Malicious Online Smear Campaign for Teaching About Sexual Minorities

Elementary School Teacher Targeted by Malicious Online Smear Campaign for Teaching About Sexual Minorities

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – An elementary school teacher who gave an interview to an internet news channel in July that was titled “Three Reasons Why Feminism is Needed in Schools” has since become the target of a malicious online smear campaign. To protest the teacher’s treatment, over 20 rights groups converged on Gwanghwamun [...]

Gwanghwamun Square Could Be Car Free in Future

Gwanghwamun Square Could Be Car Free in Future

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Gwanghwamun Square, one of Seoul’s most famous landmarks in the heart of the historical downtown area, could become a more pedestrian-friendly and car free space, according to a new urban design proposal put forward by Seoul’s official urban planning committee. Gwanghwamun Forum, a committee consisting of some 40 experts in [...]

“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 [...]

Environmental Group Protests Planned Golf Course near Gimpo Airport

Environmental Group Protests Planned Golf Course near Gimpo Airport

“The swamp near Gimpo International Airport is home to approximately 30 important species of plants and animals, and should be protected by law. It also absorbs fine dust from China. The planned golf course in the swamp should be cancelled.” “On February 11 and 12, there will be public hearings at Gangseo-gu and Bucheon city [...]

[Feature] Sewol Ferry’s Bereaved Families Stage Hunger Strikes at Papal Mass Venue

[Feature] Sewol Ferry’s Bereaved Families Stage Hunger Strikes at Papal Mass Venue

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – On August 16, Pope Francis will preside over a historic Mass at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square to beatify 124 Korean Catholic martyrs persecuted during the Joseon dynasty. But, the Pope is expected to face unexpected guests during the feast of the Catholic Church in Korea. Since July 14, about ten bereaved family [...]