Piracy costs South Korea's cultural industry huge amounts of money every year. Yet much of it takes place via "webhards," online platforms that hide in plain view, even charging money for other people's pirated content.
For decades, the pojangmacha was a fixture of South Korean nightlife. The old and young drank soju and chatted in these often tiny, cramped tents. Most of these street tents have disappeared, now to a cultural relic and tool of nostalgic indulgence. But some tents still remain; here are the voices of those inside.
This month marks 70 years of 4.3, one of the worst cases of violence perpetrated by the South Korean state against its own citizens. A different sort of tour shows Jeju beyond the teddy bears and postcard beaches.
For those of you who haven't been following the news, Kim Jong-un has been coming out of the Peninsula. Recently he met China's Xi Jinping. Next on his platter are the presidents of South Korea and the U.S. Here is our introduction about the basics of what is happening.
Let's face it, Facebook and other social media giants aren't providing their services for free. Data collection is their business, and you agree to let them have it when you sign up. But have major social media overstepped the line in South Korea?
Corruption in South Korean politics is as normal as butter on bread. Moon Jae-in is calling for a strong anti-corruption body resembling those in Hong Kong and Singapore. Can South Korea follow their models and clean up its act?
"Don't girls normally weigh less than 50kg?" "If you weigh over 50, how can talk openly about your weight?" "ARE YOU CRAZY?" Meet the women giving the middle finger to South Korea's pervasive culture of fat-shaming.
CJ CGV is offering discounts to moviegoers on April Fool's. Dress like a foreigner, or speak in a foreign language. Is this delightful and funny, or a pandora's box of cultural appropriation?
Jeju Island is one of South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. But mainland 'settler's on the island say discrimination against them is rampant. Islanders being insular isn't new. But Jeju's painful history offers another insight into the insularity and suspicion.