John Power

John Power

Print and radio journalist.

The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Age, Mail Online, Crikey, The Diplomat, NK News, National Catholic Register, Vice, Mashable, The Korea Herald, RTE, the BBC, KBS, TBS Efm and Arirang.

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koreaobserver.com

Is Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dead or alive?

or almost a year, South Korea's most powerful business figure has reportedly spent his days and nights in a nondescript Gangnam neighborhood, recuperating at a hospital bearing the name of his comp......

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koreaobserver.com

Contact Us | K-Blog Awards – Discover the Best Blogs of the Year

1) John Power "South Korea's Media Malaise". 2) http://wangjangnim.com/the-lor. 3) Adam R Carr - An Open Letter to Gangnam City Hall and Mayor Shin Yeon- ......

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koreaobserver.com

Korean media ignores N.Z. spying on Seoul's WTO pick

Seoul -- South Korean media covering the New Zealand prime minister's ongoing visit here have almost entirely ignored new revelations that the South Pacific country spied on private Internet commun......

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koreaobserver.com

Club in Itaewon denies entry to foreigners, especially those from Middle East

Lounge & Club Move in Itaewon is being criticized by expats on social media due to their racist “no foreigner” policy despite featuring foreign bikini-clad girls in advertising. Irish journalis......

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koreaobserver.com

Nominate Your Favorite Blogs for the K-Blog Awards - K-Blog Awards - Discover the Best Blogs of the Year

Nominations open until Dec. 2!  Add your nominees that deserve to win this year’s K-Blog Awards by leaving the blog’s name, a witty description of it and photos that would best represent them on the message board below. You may also send your nominations to lee@koreaobserver.com.   Self-nomination is also accepted. A blog...

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koreaobserver.com

Club in Seoul bans entry to foreigners over fears of MERS

An upscale nightclub in Itaewon, Seoul, has stopped accepting foreign customers over the past two weeks in fears of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a virus that has taken lives of 33 peopl......

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koreaobserver.com

[VOICE] Can Korea ever accept homosexuals?

Jun 18, 2012 ... By John Power (john.power@heraldcorp.com) Readers' voice. Homosexuality in Korea... People who are “not straight” are just a bit different ......

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koreaobserver.com

A Christian University in Korea Declares ‘No Job for Homosexuals'

In just a week after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly came out as gay, a Korean Christian university has publicly declared that gays and lesbians are not qualified to teach students at least on their ca......

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koreaobserver.com

American rejected for job in Korea because of being black

Sean Jones was on his way for a job interview last week in Seoul and received a disturbing text message that reads “Hey Sean. Sorry they just told me they actually want a white teacher.” “I was on ......