North Korea is a hard country to report on for journalists from any country. But even in South Korea, right next to the North, the problem of misreporting is dire, for reasons that go beyond lack of sources.
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.
South Korea's cryptocurrency craze is spreading to other industries as media, publishers and educators all attempt to get a piece of the crypto-pie. But will plummeting virtual currency prices ruin the whole party?
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.
South Koreans are used to hearing sentences that end in hadeora, a verb meaning “it is said that….” This particular…
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.