Ahn Hee-jung

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What Happens to Women After #MeToo

The first #MeToo headlines are always big and dramatic. A male prosecutor accused of sexual harassment. The star politician accused of rape. The powerful, internationally respected male director. The CEO. The journalist. And more. But look beyond the headlines. What about the many more ordinary cases, that usually don’

Raphael Rashid
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#MeToo in South Korea: The Fall of Powerful Men and What's Next

On Mar. 5, staring blankly at the table in front of her, Kim Ji-eun claimed on live TV she had been raped four times and sexually assaulted on numerous occasions over the course of eight months until February this year. She said her perpetrator was Ahn Hee-jung, a former

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Reading List: Our 2017 Election Coverage

2017 is an interesting year for South Korean politics. A president has been ousted from office for the first time under the democratic constitution. The ruling conservative party is in shambles, splintered into three parties. The leading presidential candidates are mostly those that identify with the left, which means the

Jieun Choi
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Baseball Hero Choi Dong-won's Legacy Is Felt to This Day

A pair of grainy, low-resolution photographs is going viral, and bringing back memories of a much-beloved baseball star.  (Source: Unknown) In one photo, an elderly lady wearing a bright yellow jacket is looking up at the bronze statue of a pitcher throwing a baseball. In another, she

Ben Jackson
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Ahn Hee-jung: A Dark Horse Gathers Pace

South Chungcheong governor Ahn Hee-jung has emerged as a serious contender for the presidency In June 2004, a tall figure in summer prison garb and short hair was brought into Seoul Central District Court. The judge sentenced Ahn Hee-jung, a close aide of then-president Roh Moo-hyun, to 30 months in

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[Updated] Guide to South Korea's Presidential Election

The National Assembly impeached her. The Constitutional Court stripped her of presidency. Prosecutors have summoned her for questioning. She is now holed up in her house in Gangnam, not seen after moving out of the presidential Blue House on Mar. 12. Since the Choi Soon-sil gate broke