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All Posts Tagged With: "South Korea"

With Trial Looming, Families of U.S. Reporters Detained by North Korea Break Their Silence

After being advised by the State Department to lie low and let diplomacy take its course, today's trial of Laura Ling and Euna Lee in Pyongyang has convinced their families to appeal directly to the North Korean government for the release of their loved ones.

Jun 3rd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: South Korea Sends Ships to Border, China Blocks Access to Twitter Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Jun 2nd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Taliban Militants Kidnap 300 Students, North Korea Prepares New Missile

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader Testifies, U.N. to Investigate Both Sides in Sri Lanka Conflict

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

May 26th, 2009 | Comments

A Tale of Two Heavens: Escaping North Korea: Video Segments




May 24th, 2009 | Comments

A Tale of Two Heavens: Escaping North Korea: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will learn about the conditions in authoritarian North Korea that have compelled many North Koreans to attempt a dangerous escape to what they see as the “Heaven” of capitalist South Korea. Also discussed is often-successful propaganda used by the North Korean government to convince its citizens that North Korea is in fact the real “Heaven.” Contained within are lesson activities as well as video segments which may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 24th, 2009 | Comments

Field Trip to the DMZ: Slideshow

North and South Korea share a language and a peninsula, but they're two very different countries. This slideshow compares daily life in the two countries.

Apr 6th, 2009 | Comments

Field Trip to the DMZ: Interview with North Korea Expert Bruce Klingner

Wide Angle interviews Bruce Klingner, North Korea expert at The Heritage Foundation, about North Korea’s recent rocket launch.

Apr 6th, 2009 | Comments

Field Trip to the DMZ: Resources

Learn more about North and South Korea from these additional resources.

Apr 6th, 2009 | Comments

Field Trip to the DMZ: Filmmaker Notes

Behind the scenes with filmmakers Micah Fink and Jong Suk Lee.

Apr 6th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: China Ups Troops on Tibetan Border; Global Warming Skeptics Meet in NYC

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Mar 9th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Elections in Israel; Sectarian Strife in Pakistan

A round-up of today's global news headlines.

Feb 20th, 2009 | Comments

Economic Crisis in a Globalized World

A round-up of how nations around the globe are dealing with the economic downturn: bailouts, I.M.F. loans, and schadenfreude.

Nov 21st, 2008 | Comments

About FOCAL POINT

FOCAL POINT is a new series of web-exclusive documentary shorts on international current affairs produced by Wide Angle, in collaboration with independent producers from around the globe.

Nov 15th, 2008 | Comments
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