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KOCIS hosts welcoming ceremony for bloggers

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) held a welcoming ceremony for the Worldwide Korea Bloggers on March 29 in Seoul.

The Worldwide Korea Bloggers are writers from around the world who have been chosen to contribute to THE KOREA BLOG.

After receiving certificates of appointment at a ceremony in KOCIS headquarters before taking a a tour of Cheong Wa Dae. (The tour was followed by a meeting to discuss content for the blog.

KOCIS Director Seo Kang-su said, "We are happy to have excellent writers with different backgrounds from all over the world. We'll host and support many events to help the writers to create better contents for the blog."

One of the bloggers, Asif Qaudri from Canada, said, "People don't really know about festivals held outside of Seoul. As a Daegu citizen, I want to write about many interesting events in Gyeongsang Province."

The 42 writers from Korea and overseas were recruited by KOCIS in February to create content and write for THE KOREA BLOG. Various prizes will be awarded to the best writers at the end of the year.

By Jessica Seoyoung Choi Staff Writer

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