Thursday, May 11, 2017

Media Appearance: "How much change can Moon Jae-in bring?" on France 24

Here's my "talking head" appearance on France 24:

The historic presidential election in South Korea is keeping Korea-heads busy! What makes this election so historic? I liked this explanation by Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post: 
His rise to power came amid seven months of political turbulence. First, South Korean media began reporting and investigating allegations of corruption and bribery surrounding then-President Park Geun-hye. Mass protests and legal proceedings followed, eventually leading to Park's impeachment and removal from power in March. The election cycle swung into gear, and Moon, a former human rights lawyer campaigning on an anti-corruption platform, was boosted by an electorate hungry for change.
South Korea just showed the world how to do democracy [Washington Post]

There's been a blogging backlog because of all the media stuff! I promise the regular programming will resume soon.

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