Protests, Populism, and PoliticsAs the world entered this decade, we seemed to be leaving the worst behind. We escaped the noughties, in which the world encountered the global terror, the 2008 Financial Crisis, and many other misfortunes. But as Karl Marx once said, history repeats itself twice — th
MBN: Open Coverage, Closed RecordsEvery company now fights for one thing. Not money, as many would expect, but attention. The currency of choice for any popular platform, whether it be TV, YouTube, Netflix, or social media, seems to be the attention span of the core consumer demographic. And one Kor
Youth Activists Lead Global Climate MovementBy Ada Carpenter Editor-in-ChiefIn one of the “largest coordinated global protests in history”, more than 7.6 million people around the world took to the streets and raised their pickets at the end of September, demanding action on the climate crisis from
Knowing that the self-created limits on our reporters’ knowledge of multiculturalism and current events on the global scale may be holding us down, this summer, four Herald reporters sought to become better journalists by visiting Hong Kong.
The KAIST campus is full of little surprises. For the new, especially international, students, finding out about the remote amenities of the school can be difficult. Here are the secret jewels of the KAIST campus that will improve the day-to-day lives of the students. For any questions, contact us on the KAIST Herald Facebook page!
The Chaos in ChemnitzThe city of Chemnitz in Germany has been in the spotlight of many European media outlets, as the violent confrontations between the far-right activists and antifa continued. The protests started on August 26, when the news of a 35-year old German citizen murdered by two migrants of Middle Eastern origin spread throughout the city.On August 27, two rallies led by right-wing act
The season of rejuvenation is well underway, but here in Korea, it is also the season of health warnings and daily masks. Rather than getting out to breathe the fresh air and witness the oncoming of spring, advice to keep outdoor activities to a minimum dominates citizens’ consciousness.
The efforts between North and South Korea have culminated into the 2018 Inter-Korean summit on April 27 when President Moon and Kim, along with several other high-ranking officials, met the Joint Security Area of Panmunjeom beyond the de facto border.
The questionable conditions, insular medical society, and the lack of financial support all converge at a keystone of the arch that is the Korean medical system — education. Despite the pristine image illuminating the Korean medical society, much paddling occurs under the surface to keep the reputation afloat. The brutal and elitist medical education system in Korea aids little in disassembling the rigid structure, and in fact instigates many issues currently in place.
800 million KRW in seven months. In Korea, where the position of a doctor holds high prestige in society, it is pretty unbelievable for a doctor to be in debt. In the winter of 2013, however, Dr. Cook-Jong Lee of Ajou University Hospital found himself 800 million KRW in debt after paying for multiple helicopter transportation fees for emergency patients in unreachable areas.
On November 12, a scandal at Hallym University’s Sacred Heart Hospital hit headlines. Video footage of nurses dressed in provocative clothing and performing sexually suggestive dances at an event hosted by the hospital was released to social media.
When Mr. Oh, a 25-year-old and member of the North Korean military, stepped into his black military jeep on a cold winter afternoon on November 13, he must have thought out what he was going to do over and over in his head.
The continuous outpour of sexual harassment allegations against prominent figures and the subsequent #MeToo movement, with its millions of uses, showed the extent of such unreported cases; the key components missing in the addressing of such sexual offenses are preventative measures and the establishment of mediums and processes that guarantee a thorough investigation into each case that is reported, whether through official legal means or through the workplace.
The common consensus that can be felt from various comments in news articles involving court cases against sexual crimes in several popular portal websites such as Naver or Daum is this: stricter punishment for those convicted. Public discontent has been growing, peaking during the 2016-2017 South Korean protests, calling for the long necessary update of the jaded Korean judicial system.
The #MeToo movement, encouraging women across the globe to come forward about sexual harassment they have experienced, garnered over a million tweets within a few days. The initial call to speak out came from actress Alyssa Milano, the costar of Rose McGowan, who was among the first women to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape about the influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, in an article in The New York Times on October 5.
The short yet powerful words “me too” show us how sexual harassment may be more common than people believe. Despite the prevalence of sexual assaults now being discussed, the previous lack of conversation around it may be attributed to the stigma associated with the topic.