May 4, 1988 |
Two months ago, Koh Jong Sok, 29, quit a $1,600-a-month reporter's job with an established South Korean newspaper to go to work at $475 a month for a newspaper that will publish its first edition May 15. Koh is excited despite the pay cut. His job with the new paper, Hankyoreh, will be to head a staff of five reporters doing nothing but monitoring mass media coverage and the government's press policy. No other newspaper or magazine in South Korea has attempted such a task.
July 26, 1994 |
To punish him for visiting Pyongyang to express condolences on the death of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, the South Korean government Monday revoked the license of Bo Hi Pak to serve as publisher of the Seoul-based Segye Times newspaper and six magazines. It was the first time a South Korean government has ordered a publisher ousted for political reasons since former President Roh Tae Woo pledged to end authoritarian rule in 1987.
April 2, 1991 |
When the Hankyoreh Shinmun was established in May, 1988, no one doubted that it would become a strong anti-Establishment voice--if the government permitted it to survive. More than 60 of its initial 144 reporters had been purged from journalism in 1975 and 1980 by President Roh Tae Woo's predecessors. Thirty others quit jobs at established newspapers and took pay cuts of more than 50% in exchange for the greater freedom that the Hankyoreh paper promised.
June 18, 1991 |
Look at Lee Bu Young's life and you can see why South Korea has developed a seemingly permanent "dissident class." He started out majoring in political science at the elite Seoul National University and then joining the country's most prestigious newspaper, the Dong-A, after graduation. Had fate not intervened, Lee mused the other day, "I might have been an editorial writer by now."
November 24, 1987 |
An undisclosed poll conducted by a major Seoul daily newspaper found that both of the liberal opposition critics of the authoritarian government of President Chun Doo Hwan have taken a lead in the capital over Roh Tae Woo, Chun's hand-picked nominee for the Dec. 16 presidential election. Results of the poll were obtained by The Times on the condition that the Seoul newspaper not be named. The survey was conducted Nov.
May 11, 1999
Los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, CA 90053 James Flanigan Introducing and fielding questions for featured speaker Andrew S. Grove James Flanigan is senior economics editor and business columnist for The Times. He has covered national and international business and economics for 35 years.