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Cabbie Who Drove German Reporter During 1980 Pro-democratic Uprising to be Buried in Gwangju

Cabbie Who Drove German Reporter During 1980 Pro-democratic Uprising to be Buried in Gwangju

GWANGJU, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A late taxi driver, well known for taking German journalist Jurgen Hinzpeter to the center of a pro-democracy uprising in the southwestern city of Gwangju decades ago, will be buried next to the reporter’s monument at a cemetery in the city, the municipal government said Monday. The driver, Kim [...]

Prime Minister Warns of ‘Judgment of Truth’ for Those Distorting 1980 Democracy Uprising

Prime Minister Warns of ‘Judgment of Truth’ for Those Distorting 1980 Democracy Uprising

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Friday that those distorting what happened during the bloody crackdown on a 1980 pro-democracy uprising will face the “judgment of truth,” apparently referring to former President Chun Doo-hwan. During a ceremony to commemorate the May 18 democracy movement in the southwestern city of Gwangju, [...]

Military’s ‘Helicopter Shooting’ During Gwangju Uprising Confirmed: Probe Panel

Military’s ‘Helicopter Shooting’ During Gwangju Uprising Confirmed: Probe Panel

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military launched helicopter gunship attacks on civilians protesting against the junta of Chun Doo-hwan in 1980, a crime against humanity tantamount to a massacre, a government committee said Wednesday. During the Gwangju uprising, known as the Gwangju Democratization Movement, the Army fired shots toward citizens from 500MD [...]

‘A Taxi Driver’ Draws Over 6.5 mln Viewers on 11th Day

‘A Taxi Driver’ Draws Over 6.5 mln Viewers on 11th Day

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean film about a pro-democracy uprising in the country has surpassed 6.5 million in attendance as of the 11th day of its run, the film’s distributor said Saturday. “A Taxi Driver” hit the threshold Friday, becoming the fastest film to reach the milestone this year, according to Showbox. [...]