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Why I Decline ‘North Korean Defector’ Interview Requests

Media outlets constantly make use of the 'miserable North Korean defector' narrative. The current media frenzy surrounding the inter-Korean summit is no different. But journalists should exercise more sensitivity and respect, writes one defector.

Nameless and Faceless

Anonymous reporting is common in South Korean journalism. "Gwangyeja" is a shady figure often used to cite the nameless. Here's our critique of this custom.

War of Words over the State of South Korea

I am of the opinion that South Korea’s current climate of repression will continue to worsen over the next two years in the run-up to the Dec. 2017 presidential election. But I hope that this government will choose to continue its course of constructive engagement with the media and writers of all stripes.

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