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.
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.
December 26, 2002 |
When Lee Jin Ju pauses to think about the nuclear crisis brewing over the Korean peninsula, she knows exactly whom she fears. "George Bush," replies the 22-year-old accounting student without missing a beat. "He's a war maniac." Lee doesn't like North Korea's Kim Jong Il much, either. "But we're not afraid of him. He's a Korean like us. Even if he does get the bomb, he's not going to use it against us."
September 19, 1996 |
People moving into apartments in this city's burgeoning suburbs can count on an unorthodox source of help: newspaper deliverymen so desperate to snare new subscribers that they will even help carry boxes to curry favor with potential customers. Subscribers can also expect lavish gifts such as exercise machines and satellite dishes. Anyone who who declines is likely to find a newspaper--or five--waiting on the doorstep just the same.
July 13, 1995 |
Dennis Schatzman, a Los Angeles Sentinel reporter and columnist covering the double murder trial of O.J. Simpson, says he doesn't buy into the justice system's creed of innocent until proven guilty. "In this country a black man is presumed guilty until proven innocent," said Schatzman while waiting in line at the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building for his courtroom pass. And his reporting reflects that belief.