South Korea

SOUTH KOREA – Cheonan incident: disclose information to public!
15 June 2010 3:12 am

FORUM-ASIA member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) released its position paper on 4 June 2010 upon the final investigation report on the Cheonan and the countering measures of the Lee Myung-bak administration. 1. Brief on the Cheonan Incident The 1,300-ton patrol combat corvette (PCC) Cheonan split in two and sank about 1 nautical mile [ Read more ]

SOUTH KOREA – UN expert notes diminishing space for freedom of expression
2 June 2010 12:40 am

SEOUL (17 May 2010) – At the end of his 12-day country mission, UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue noted that the Republic of Korea has come a long way since the restoration in 1987 of a multi-party political system. However, he expressed concern that “since the candlelight demonstrations, the full respect for human rights, [ Read more ]

30th Anniversary of Gwangju Uprising: FORUM-ASIA to jointly organise forum on democracy in Asia
2 May 2010 11:16 pm

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the May 18 democratic uprising in the Republic of Korea,  the May 18 Memorial Foundation will organise a forum at the Kim Dae Jung Convention Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, from 17-23 May 2010. The theme of the forum is “Democracy Past, Present and Future” and will be [ Read more ]