All posts tagged "kbs"

  • A sedan carrying KBS President Gil Hwang-young is surrounded by unionists and security guards at the state-run broadcaster’s headquarters in Yeouido, Monday. Union members blocked Gil, who they claim is a government stooge, from going to the office, and demanded his resignation. The vehicle’s windshield was cracked during the physical confrontation between KBS security guards and union members. (Yonhap)
    KBS reporters go on strike

    By Lee Hyo-sik Hundreds of KBS reporters boycotted news reporting Monday, demanding the resignation of company CEO Gil Hwan-young. They said they will continue the boycott as long as Gil remains in the post. The CEO is...

    • Posted May 19, 2014
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  • Family members of the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol and citizens sit on the street near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 9, 2014. Family members marched to the presidential Blue House in Seoul early Friday calling for a meeting with President Park Geun-hye but ended up sitting on streets near the presidential palace after police officers blocked them. Park's office said a senior presidential official plans to meet them later Friday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    Families end sit-in after KBS apology over remarks on ferry accident

    (Yonhap) — Families of students killed in a ferry sinking ended a sit-in near the presidential office after the president of state-funded television network KBS apologized for “inappropriate remarks” by his subordinate about the accident. About 120...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Family members holding the portraits of the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol, sit on the street near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 9, 2014.
    [HOT LINKS] South Korea’s Leader and Media Face Scrutiny Over Ferry Disaster

     SEOUL, South Korea — Parents of high school students killed in the South Korean ferry disaster marched on the office of President Park Geun-hye in central Seoul on Friday, as prosecutors tightened their investigative...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • TV programming cancelled for the weekend in S. Korea

    In the wake of a national tragedy that has drowned South Korea in sorrow All major Korean TV networks — KBS, SBS and MBC as well as cable channels tvN, Mnet, OnStyle, XTM, JTBC — will cancel...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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  • Min Kyung-wook
    Ex-TV anchor named presidential spokesman

    By Kim Tae-gyu President Park Geun-hye appointed a former television anchor as her new spokesman Wednesday. The position had remained vacant after the departure of former spokeswoman Kim Haing late last year. Min Kyung-wook, who worked for...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • KBS’ new period piece ‘Jeong Do-jeon’ will fill the 9:40 p.m. weekend drama
slot starting today. (Courtesy of KBS)
    Network drama revisits life of Joseon kingdom’s architect

    Joseon’s founding seen in unique angle By Do Je-hae The founding of Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) has been a popular theme in period TV dramas. KBS is starting another one this week, aiming to duplicate the resounding success...

    • Posted January 3, 2014
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