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Comedian-turned filmmaker wins over global audiences
Jan 05, 2011
Director Shim Hyung-rae is better known as a comedian than filmmaker. In the 1980s and 90s, his iconic TV character, Younggu, was the favorite of nearly all Korean children.However, Shim decided to shift careers to become a director and producer, making a slew of movies for the d...

South Korea ranks 20th in EIU Democracy Index
Dec 23, 2010
The Economist Intelligence Unit, a research and advisory company affiliated with the Economist Group, released its latest Democracy Index report on December 19. In the Democracy Index for 2010, South Korea ranked 20th with an overall score of 8.11, an eight-place jump over its 2...

Korean Language Competition
Dec 17, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News) (Photo: Yonhap News)The 2010 Korean Speaking Contest for the Middle East and Africa was held at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt on December 16. By Cindy Ji-Eon Staff Writer

Showing off your talent!
Dec 14, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News) (Photo: Yonhap News)Arirang TV's "All Together" introduces foreign residents and communities in Korea, including their activities and cultures. Season three of All Together's Top Talent provides a stage for multicultural residents to show off the...

2010 SFCC Year-End Charity Gala held on December 9
Dec 10, 2010
The Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club (SFCC) hosted its annual charity gala dinner on December 9, at the Seoul Plaza Hotel. The charity dinner and raffle was organized to raise both awareness and donations to ease the plight of people in need. Proceeds from last year’s event wer...

Send a message of peace through kimchi
Dec 09, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News) International students in Korea attend a kimchi-making event and make fusion kimchi. By Cindy Ji-Eon Staff Writer

Foreign actors shine in Korean films
Dec 07, 2010
It is not uncommon to see foreign actors in Korean movies these days, both as supporting actors and leads. Many are accomplished Korean speakers and can even use different dialects.More and more non-Korean actors have been showing up on Korean TV and Korean films in the past few ...

Korean food festival held in Vietnam
Dec 02, 2010
A Korean food festival was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 27-28 to promote Korean food.The festival was sponsored by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam. The festival primarily promoted kimchi, and hel...

Bibimbap advertised at Times Square in NYC
Dec 02, 2010
A video advertisement for the popular Korean food, bibimbap, has been on display at Times Square in New York since November 26. Produced by the makers of "Muhandojeon" (Infinite Challenge), an entertainment show on MBC, the video uses representative aspects of Korean culture lik...

Warming up winter for people in need
Dec 01, 2010
With winter right around the corner, people across the nation help keep underprivileged families warm during the winter by delivering coal briquettes, food and blankets. Students in Jeonju City, North Jeolla Province pull a hand truck full of coal briquettes. (Photo:...