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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Tue, January 18, 2022 | 21:28
MBC news head quits to take responsibility for Olympics reporting blunders
The head of MBC's news headquarters resigned on Monday to take responsibility for a sequence of serious blunders made by the national television during the Tokyo Olympics.
Taliban, a chilling reminder of 2007 hostage crisis
The Taliban's gaining control of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. military forces is a chilling reminder for Koreans of the nightmare that continued for 42 days during the summer of 2007.
Court orders culture ministry to reinstate dismissed official
Former culture ministry official Han Min-ho, 59, has endured “self-chosen” tribulations for nearly two years, since he was dismissed in October 2019 after openly criticizing President Moon Jae-in for flaws in the administration's policies.
75-year-old grandmother's plea for justice
During her entire life, Choi Mal-ja, 75, said there were two things she was resolute on achieving before her death: a college education and challenging the judiciary to reverse a Busan District Court ruling in 1965 which denied her self-defense claim in a rape attempt case and made her a criminal for seriously injuring a then 21-year-old man who sexually assaulted her.
[INTERVIEW] UK economist calls for redirecting capitalism to make it more inclusive
Guy Standing, a professorial research associate at SOAS University of London and author of “The Precariat: the New Dangerous Class,” observed that rising job insecurity across the world is the result of neo-liberals' ceaseless pursuit of a flexible labor market and their allegedly wrong remedies have paved the way for unbridled capitalism that only benefits the haves at the e...
Singer uploads social media post about employee having heart attack after vaccination
Kang Won-rae, a member of the dance music duo Clon, uploaded a social media post about his employee, who developed a serious medical condition after getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Asylum seeker testifies to lives of sexual minorities in Syria
The Syrian war has changed the course of his life dramatically. Instead of going to medical school to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a dentist, Mouneb Taim has captured the war-torn country in photography in order to educate the international community about the suffering of Syrians and to rally their support to end the war.
'Zitwer factor': Before her, few readers outside Korea heard about Korean thrillers
Exporting Korean novels is a delicate and time-consuming job that requires network with big Western publishers as well as a significant level of knowhow in pitching translated books to them. Adding to the complexity, several different groups of people become heavily involved in the pre-publication process before the translated books eventually go on sale in local bookstores.
[EXCLUSIVE] Not your average thriller, 'The Consultant,' to be published in US, Europe
“It's surreal.” That's what Im Seong-sun, author of the award-winning 2010 thriller, “The Consultant,” said when asked how he felt when he learned that his debut novel will be published in English for English-speaking readers in 2023.
MBC's 'disastrous' livestream of Olympic opening ceremony
MBC went too far during its coverage of the Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony on Thursday, so much so that the broadcaster found it extremely challenging to make up for the mistakes.
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