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Seoul to Push for UNESCO Registration of “Candlelight Vigils”

Seoul to Push for UNESCO Registration of “Candlelight Vigils”

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will be pushing for the registration of “candlelight vigils” in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme, an international initiative to protect the documentary heritage of humanity. The historical and cultural asset division of the SMG has commissioned experts to carry out initial research to [...]

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Overhauling or Dismantling Military Intelligence Unit

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Overhauling or Dismantling Military Intelligence Unit

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of 10 South Koreans support overhauling or dismantling the military’s intelligence unit, a survey showed Thursday, following revelations the unit reviewed the possibility of martial law last year in response to protests calling for then-President Park Geun-hye’s ouster. A Defense Security Command (DSC) document, drawn up last [...]

Ousted Leader Park Gets 24 Years in Prison

Ousted Leader Park Gets 24 Years in Prison

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Former President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison and 18 billion won in fine on Friday in a massive corruption scandal that toppled her from power early last year. In a live televised trial, the Seoul Central District Court meted out the guilty verdict for the 66-year-old former leader, about a year after her arrest in late March of 2017.  [...]

Court Rejects 2nd Injunction Against Live Broadcast of Park’s Sentencing Trial

Court Rejects 2nd Injunction Against Live Broadcast of Park’s Sentencing Trial

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court on Thursday turned down another injunction filed by former President Park Geun-hye against a court decision to allow the live broadcast of her sentencing hearing set for the following day. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the request, saying it does not constitute grounds for reconsideration. This is the second injunction rejected by the court regarding the high-profile bribery and corruption trial of the ousted [...]

KBS’ Board Passes Motion to Dismiss Embattled President

KBS’ Board Passes Motion to Dismiss Embattled President

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The board of directors of public broadcaster KBS on Monday approved a motion to dismiss its president, Koh Dae-young, who is accused of political bias and unfair labor practices. Ten of the board’s 11 members attended the closed-door session to vote on the proposal submitted Jan. 8. The broadcaster’s 2,200 unionized workers have been on strike since Sept. [...]

“19th Election”, “Goblin”, “A Taxi Driver” Top Daum Searches

“19th Election”, “Goblin”, “A Taxi Driver” Top Daum Searches

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao released on December 22 a list of the most searched keywords from January through November on its Daum portal in the categories of news, personalities and media.  In news, “19th election”, “Park Geun-hye impeachment”, “Kim Joo-hyuk death”, “Pohang earthquake” and “cryptocurrency” were the most searched in order from [...]

S. Korean Citizens Win German Human Rights Award for Anti-Park Rallies

S. Korean Citizens Win German Human Rights Award for Anti-Park Rallies

BERLIN, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The German political foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), on Tuesday presented its human rights award to the 17 million South Koreans who took part in candlelight rallies in the Asian country last year to call for then-President Park Geun-hye’s resignation over an influence-peddling scandal. Jang Ae-jin, a survivor of the 2014 [...]