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Korean Police Deny Wrongdoing In Australian’s Rape Investigation

Airdre Mattner says she was drugged, abducted & raped in Seoul last September, but after dealing with South Korean hospital staff & police, including a recent Facebook post by police that revealed private information regarding her case, she says she's been devastated her even further. Korea FM spoke with Mattner & the Korea Herald reporter that's been covering her story to learn more about how both foreign & Korean victims are treated by police & other authorities while seeking justice. Find more information on Airdre Mattner's story at http://GoFundMe.com/JusticeForAirdre.

Korea Through the Eyes of Foreigners (through the Eyes of Koreans)

The Sad Plight of Abandoned “Kopino” Children in the Philippines

I have been watching old episodes of I-witness, an award-winning documentary program in the Philippines, and chanced upon one episode that featured 

Innovation and Korean Business – The could be’s, would be’s and should be’s


Slow Train, New Year



On New Year’s Eve Day I pulled out of Busan Station on a slow train to Seoul called the Mugunghwa.  The route takes almost twice as long as Korea Rail’s KTX– five and a half hours versus two and a half– but with views like this, I was grateful for the stretch in time.  Perhaps one of the most peaceful ways to travel anywhere is sitting in a train car, listening to the wheels roll along the track.  The Mugunghwa‘s also close to half the price.  

Travel Photo Tips: Seoul, Korea by Gregory Curley



Korea How interviews Canada-born professional photographer Gregory Curley. His work has appeared in The Korea Herald, The Korea Times, SEOUL, Elle, MTV, 10 Magazine, Morning Calm, CNNGo and CNN.

NW: Where did you take this photo?

Gregory: Gyeongbukgong Palace, Seoul.

Reconsidering Itaewon

Author's note: A version of this article was published in the Korea Herald on April 27, 2010.I claim no vast amount of experience regarding Korea. I also claim no historical perspectives on a country that still seems so foreign to me. But after two years in Korea, I'm reconsidering Itaewon as a place worth stopping by more than once a decade. Beyond being one of the best places for international

"Foreign nationals make up 2.4% of Seoul population"

Just a quick report from the Korea Herald while I work on compiling some other blogposts. We foreigners make up 2.4% of Seoul - but read on for plenty of details:

The number of foreign residents in Seoul as of the end of last year reached 255,000, according to the city's e-Seoul Statistics, published yesterday. The corresponding figure in 1998 was 51,000.

Among all 152 nationalities, 192,618 (75.5 percent) of the foreign residents were Chinese, followed by the United States with 12,821 (5 percent), Taiwan with 8,818 (3.5 percent) and Japan with 6,840 (2.7 percent).

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