Author Archives: koreanstory

Oriental medical doctors who care the victim families, Catholic priests, and citizens .. thousands join fasting

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Hankyoreh Shinmun> on Aug. 24, 2014, reporting progresses on Mr. Kim who has been on hunger strike for 42 days requesting a special legislation for proper investigation of Sewol disaster but was hospitalized for worsening conditions and other victims’ families who tried […]

Spraying On Injuries That Require Operation, That’s Abnormal

> Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <CBS NocutNews, "Reporter Note" by Sang-Wook Byeon> under the Korean title ‘수술할 상처에 파스 바르는 것이 비정상‘ on Mar. 11, 2014, commenting on .. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with <CBS […]

The prosecution disparage Mdm President? .. Kuro-dong farm land extortion deja-vu story

> Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <CBS NocutNews, "Reporter Note" by Sang-Wook Byeon> under the Korean title ‘검찰이 대통령을 디스하다니 … 구로동 농지강탈 데자뷰‘ on Mar. 4, 2014, commenting on the prosecution’s disgraceful effort to mar the belated rewarding sense from recent court ruling for government’s […]

A society that doesn’t appreciate the value of conscience, but conscience is sturdier than fate

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <CBS NocutNews, "Reporter Note" by Sang-Wook Byeon> under the Korean title ‘양심의 가치를 모르는 사회, 양심은 운명보다 견고해‘ on Feb. 11, 2014, commenting on the innocence sentence to former Seoul Regional Police Agency chief Yong-Pan Kim against the charge of the […]

Bodies and feathers of fabricated spy cases

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <CBS NocutNews, "Reporter Note" by Sang-Wook Byeon> under the title ‘간첩조작 사건의 몸통과 깃털’ on Feb. 18, 2014, retracing history of fabricated spy cases in Korean modern history. One story that rattles the whole Korean political sphere is the so-called ‘Seoul […]

Not-guilty after 22 years … when will the judiciary apologize?

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a web-posting appeared in <SBS> on Feb. 16, 2014, expressing reporters personal recollections and mixed feelings about innocence verdict on Ki-Hoon Kang suicide note ghostwriting case in 1992, whopping 22 years ago. At that time, Korean people’s desire to achieve political democracy against succession of […]

“Please, Holy Father, would you come and visit our Gangjeong village?”

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Hankyoreh > on Feb. 14, 2014, reporting a campaign by Gangjeong villagers and peace activists to ask people to write letters to Pope Francis to drop by Gangjeong village where peaceful and tenacious anti-naval base movement has been going on for […]