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North Korean soldier crosses border and surrenders after hearing about life in South Korea
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North Korean soldier crosses border and surrenders after hearing about life in South Korea

A North Korean soldier crossed over to South Korea after hearing about the life beyond the border.

On June 13, a North Korean soldier in his early 20s was caught crossing the MDL orMilitary Demarcation Line in Yeoncheon. The soldier, who is 175cm (5'7") in height and 52kg (114lbs) in weight, was identified to be a North Korean border patrol.

The soldier immediately raised his hands in the air and expressed his wish to surrender when spotted by the South Korean soldiers. He explained his strong wish to cross over to South Korea, and later further explained that his desires to do so grew stronger after listening to the stories by North Korean defectors aired through the South Korean loudspeaker broadcast aimed at the North.

North Korean defector who became a celebrity in South Korea returns to North Korea
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North Korean defector who became a celebrity in South Korea returns to North Korea

According to an exclusive by Joongang Ilbo, on July 16, a former defector of North Korea appeared on a North Korean propaganda media called 'Our Nation'. This individual used to go by the name of Im Ji Hyun back in South Korea and was a celebrity, starring on a show called 'South and North Korean Women' (clip below). On the North Korean propaganda show, she is now referred to as Jeon Hye Sung. When she used to go by Im Ji Hyun back in South Korea, she introduced herself as someone who used to be in the People's Forces Command in North Korea. But also spoke about the things she and many had to do while in North Korea.

Defector to South Korea and Celebrity, Im Ji-hyun, Reappears on North Korean Broadcast
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Defector to South Korea and Celebrity, Im Ji-hyun, Reappears on North Korean Broadcast

The media is a dangerous playground for those choosing to enter its grasp. As fans of K-pop, we are familiar with how manipulative the media can be in influencing an objective point of view. Scandals are rampant in the news, and truths are often perverted out of shape. The idols we love to watch are often performing an ideal public image and we barely get to see their true selves.

Even with these supposedly frivolous entertainment news, we are faced with the complexities of media construction. When international politics gets thrown into the mix, we see how the world of entertainment and the media have far more puppeteers pulling the strings than are visible onscreen.

Park Chan Wook Talks About The Future Of Korean Film In Cannes Interview
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Park Chan Wook Talks About The Future Of Korean Film In Cannes Interview

Renowned director Park Chan Wook, who is currently attending the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, recently spoke up in an interview on what he thinks about the future of Korean cinema.

In the interview, Park Chan Wook mentioned a new generation of Korean directors such as Yeon Sang Ho, who directed Train to Busan. Directors who are on the rise as well as directors from my generation are being discovered through film festivals. When I see their development and creativity through their films, I get very emotional. I think its proof that we have something to be proud of.

Korean Kids Who Went Viral For Interrupting Their Dads Interview Appear On Superman Returns
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Korean Kids Who Went Viral For Interrupting Their Dads Interview Appear On Superman Returns

Professor Robert E. Kelly and his two children will be making a special appearance on Superman Returns.

One of the most viral clips of the year belongs to Robert E. Kelly and his family. As he was live on a broadcast with the BBC discussing Park Geun Hyes impeachment, his children suddenly interrupted the show. This clip has nearly 90 million views and the Kelly family became an instant worldwide topic of conversation.

View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/ShimmeringWelcomeJuliabutterfly.gif.