(The sun was in my eyes and that’s why I look mildly unhappy, but I was really in a good mood) Special episode on the Kim-Trump summit from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Norwegian only. Mr. Kang Chol-hwan, author of Aquariums of Pyongyang and Director of the North Korea Strategy Center (Seoul/New York), discusses what he thinks about the upcoming meeting. You can also see me tag along, and for some reason, there’s a close-up of my boots. https://tv.nrk.no/serie/urix (9:20-11:34)
See me live at the Oslo Freedom Forum, interpreting for Mr Ji Seong-ho and his thoughts on the recent developments between North Korea and the USA, on supporting the Warmbier family, and on OFF. @Facebook Live
Alternative title: Sind die Südkoreanerinnen der #MeToo-Bewegung einen Schritt voraus? / Les sud-coréennes sont-elles à l’avant-garde de #MeToo? I had the honour to speak and share my research with Ann-Marie Kornek, a journalist specialising in technology and social issues at ARTE. Covering topics such as molka (spycams used for illegal porn), Soranet (the porn hub which hosted a number of illegal activities including illegal porn), and power harassment/rape (involving 2017 presidential candidate Ahn Hee-Jung and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk), the episode explains what has been happening in Korea in the past three years, and what has changed (and is still changing). Kudos to the team at ARTE for their research, and for going through the graphic images of molka videos. I particularly appreciate how Korean names and words are written and spoken accurately (I’ve heard my share of Kim Young-Ooon and Zamzoong). Link to video ARTE: https://info.arte.tv/fr/en-coree-du-sud-les-femmes-lavant-garde-de-metoo Youtube: https://youtu.be/0LyicbDm6Qg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touslesinternets/videos/1796628110643850/?t=251 Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesinternets/status/992076098346381313
Yesterday, I spoke about the #MeToo movement in South Korea with Imran Garda on The Newsmakers (TRT World, Turkey). I’m joined by Dr. Nancy Snow, Distinguished Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38362474 I spoke to Yvette Tan on gender discrimination in South Korea. Picture: Getty Images via BBC
I was commissioned to write for Korea Exposé on the topic of drug use in South Korea. The second part will be released in November. Drugs in South Korea: A Silent Crisis Picture source: Wikimedia
http://www.koreafm.net/2016/09/in-defense-of-south-korean-feminism/ I spoke with Chance Dorland of KoreaFM about my post on Megalia, which was later republished on Korea Exposé. This in-depth discussion is joined by Se-Woong Koo of Korea Exposé.
I talked to BBC Tech Tent about the Nexon incident and Megalia (12:05): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p044dmxp
South Korea gaming: How a T-shirt cost an actress her job http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37018916 I’ve been interviewed by the BBC for about thirty minutes regarding the recent Nexon incident and feminism in Korea in general. It’s interesting to see how news reporting works. I have to admit, the following quote isn’t what I’d have chosen to write out of that conversation, and it could use some elaborating, since the first sentence now makes it seem like I’ve had plastic surgery and that’s why I’ve taken my picture down – and it’s not clear why ‘Korean women are in such despair’. A blogger who writes under the pseudonym Emily Singh told the BBC she had taken her picture down from her own blog because she feared reprisals. She said that many Korean women were in such despair that they considered emigrating. But I’m happy to see the BBC is taking interest in feminism in Korea.