Radio show sends pop songs to N. Korea 2012/08/05, Source,
Kwak Young-il, center in the back row, host of Pops Freedom, and guests pose for a photo after a recording on July 24 at KBS studio. To his left is Han Ok-jung, who left North Korea nine years ago. With a guitar is Kang In-bong, and the others are KBS voice actors. Korea Times photo by Ban Se-jung
A South Korean radio music show has a mission of using English pop songs to deliver the message of freedom to North Koreans. "Our target audience is people inside North Korea", Ohh Soon-wha, producer of "Pops Freedom" on the state broadcaster KBS, told The Korea Times, Tuesday. "We're trying to spread the value of freedom through music".,...More
Philippine envoy celebrates multiculturalism in Korea 2012/06/16, Source,
Philippine Ambassador Luis Cruz, right, poses for a photo with Rep. Jasmine Lee of the ruling Saenuri Party during a festival in Seoul on June 3. / Courtesy of Philippine Embassy
By Ban Se-jung Filipinos celebrated multiculturalism and the success of migrant workers in Korea last Sunday, at an outdoor festival in Hangang Park, Yeouido, Seoul for their country's independence day which is June 12. Ambassador to Korea Luis Cruz, welcomed the families and friends of Filipinos and the Philippines saying how proud he was of Filipinos contribution to Korean society and how South Korea is well on its way to becoming a truly multicultural societ,...More
Yeosu attracts Nordic royal families 2012/05/14, Source,
Danish Crown Prince Frederik, center, and Crown Princess Mary burn incense during a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul, Thursday. / AP-Yonhap By Ban Se-jung
Three Nordic countries share a common foreign policy strategy for Yeosu Expo: Opening up a national pavilion and dispatching members of their royal family.
Denmark, Norway and Sweden have their national pavilions at the expo which celebrated a grand opening Friday. All three countries are expecting a visit by their royal couples - the crown prince alone for Norway - in May,...More
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