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South Korean Broadcasters Contemplate #MeToo Movement

South Korean Broadcasters Contemplate #MeToo Movement

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the #MeToo movement grows in South Korea, TV broadcasters are considering preventative measures to weed out sexual harassment on set. MBC, one of the major national broadcast networks, said on Wednesday the department of drama series has provided sexual harassment prevention training for the staff of the upcoming two-episode [...]

Prosecution Takes Over Sexual Assault Case Involving Ex-Governor

Prosecution Takes Over Sexual Assault Case Involving Ex-Governor

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The prosecution has decided to take over the sexual assault case against former South Chungcheong Province Gov. An Hee-jung, officials said Wednesday. The Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office said it decided to investigate the case on its own in consideration of the victim’s wish, the case’s jurisdiction and the need for a swift probe. The victim filed an official [...]

Famed Theatrical Director on Temporary Travel Ban Amid Sexual Allegations

Famed Theatrical Director on Temporary Travel Ban Amid Sexual Allegations

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Youn-taek, a renowned theatrical director and writer, has been placed under a temporary travel ban, police said Monday, as part of a probe into growing allegations that he sexually assaulted numerous female junior colleagues. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said the travel ban on Lee is effective for [...]

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the warmer weather marking the beginning of another school year, the #MeToo movement is exploding on university campuses across South Korea. The first day of the spring semester saw students sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment on social media. “Amid the #MeToo movement that has shaken the [...]

One Month into South Korea’s MeToo Movement … Who’s Next?

One Month into South Korea’s MeToo Movement … Who’s Next?

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s cultural circles are in the midst of a reckoning over allegations of sexual misconduct. Misdeeds long kept under the rug are being exposed and the alleged perpetrators — many of them powerful and famous men — are facing overdue consequences. Lee Youn-taek, a prominent playwright and director, [...]

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will introduce measures to make it more difficult for those guilty of sexual assault to obtain public jobs in the arts sector and cut funding for those suspected of sexual violence. Monitoring efforts will be increased for public servants in the arts sector [...]