Issue Now : History of democracy development in S. Korea
Today marks the May 18th Gwang-ju Pro-Democracy Movement that broke out back in 1980.
It was a civil movement that was provoked in South Jeolla province, including the city of Gwang-ju, to protest against dictatorship by then military junta, and it’s considered as one of the most significant events in Korean history of democracy development. At least 150 people died and nearly 80 people remain missing for over 40 years until now.
So, today, We are going to talk with a veteran foreign correspondent, who jumped into the scene and closely reported about the movement.
For this, we have a journalist Donald Kirk, who has witnessed the democratization of South Korea for over 30 years.