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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 21:56
Families of Itaewon tragedy victims demand apology from president
The family members of the Oct. 29 Itaewon crowd crush victims demanded a formal apology from the government on Tuesday, accusing it of having failed to prevent the tragedy from happening. In a press conference held in southern Seoul, the parents of six victims urged the government to respond to their requests. In a six-point proposal, the families called for a sincere apology...
Shincheonji draws criticism again for mass gathering in Daegu
Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a new religious movement founded in Korea in 1984, has found itself at the center of controversy again for hosting a mass gathering Sunday in the southeastern city of Daegu, amid worries about a “twindemic” this winter and the trauma from the deadly Oct. 29 crowd crush tragedy still fresh.
Busan's red-light district survives Korea's 2004 sex trade ban
BUSAN - Prostitution is illegal in Korea. The country's ban on the sex trade was introduced in March 2004 and went into effect later that year.
Red Devils wait on Seoul authorities' decision for World Cup fan zone
An official fan club of the Korean national football team, better known as the Red Devils, is preparing to organize a fan zone in Seoul for the 2022 FIFA World.
Disclosure of Itaewon tragedy victims' names emerges as touchy diplomatic issue
Two internet media outlets' disclosure of the names of 155 of the Itaewon tragedy victims without the consent of their family members has emerged as a diplomatic issue, as some foreign embassies have made complaints.
Seoul City slashes funding for TBS from 2024
Traffic Broadcasting System (TBS) is once again at the center of controversy, as Seoul Metropolitan Council passed an ordinance enabling the Seoul Metropolitan Government to cut off its financial support for its affiliated radio station starting in 2024, amid claims of political bias in its popular left-leaning news program “Kim Ou-joon's News Factory.” Given that the station...
More than 40,000 cases of animal roadkill reported over past 3 years
More than 40,000 wild animals were killed on Korea's roads during the past three years, according to the National Institute of Ecology.
[INTERVIEW] Dutch journalist keeps 'comfort women' issue alive
The Statue of Peace was first unveiled in 2011 in front of the Japanese Embassy in Korea. Symbolizing victims of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, the statue features a young Korean girl in traditional Korean attire or hanbok. Its presence in front of the Japanese Embassy in Korea shows how the tragic wartime history still haunts the nation as count...
President seeks advice from religious leaders to help nation heal wounds from Itaewon tragedy
President Yoon Suk-yeol had a flurry of meetings with religious leaders as the nation grieves for the losses of lives in a crowd disaster in Itaewon on Oct. 29.
Police investigation into Yongsan Fire Station chief draws backlash
Choi Seong-beom, chief of Yongsan Fire Station, has become a visible figure online after the Itaewon crowd crush disaster. He gained public support as video footage about his press briefing on the scene of the tragedy went viral. As Choi updated the media, his left hand was seen visibly shaking after he shouted at some absent-minded revelers who were being noisy, this instant...
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