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Cult Leader, Convicted Rapist, Free Man: A Story of JMS

Jeong Myeong-seok is the founder of a notorious cult that encourages beautiful female followers to have sex with the messiah (Jeong) to cleanse Original Sin. In a quirky twist of fate, his recent release from 10-year imprisonment coincides with the spreading of the #MeToo campaign in South Korea.

We Need to Talk About Suicide Reporting

From Marilyn Monroe, Robin Williams to SHINee's Jonghyun, celebrity deaths are juicy material for the media. But it's time we talk about them differently.

Ban Ki-moon at Davos 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Half

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is no longer trying to be the next South Korean president. He has only himself to blame.

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