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A story about refugees from North Korea who overcome huge odds to escape to a new life in South Korea. Many are influenced to leave after viewing smuggled South Korean TV dramas which showcase a life of freedom and opportunity. But the reality is often very different. Naomi Selvaratnam meets some of the North Korean women who are trying to make new lives for themselves in South Korea and asks the…
Military service is compulsory in South Korea. Over the years, thousands of conscientious objectors have been jailed for refusing. Now, there's a new alternative on offer: work in prison for 3 years instead.
In South Korea, twenty-one delivery workers have died since the start of the pandemic. Many say it is caused by relentless work pressures and long hours, as delivery services compete to offer the fastest service.
Eating dog meat has been a custom in South Korea for generations, but cultural perceptions are shifting. South Koreans are now lobbying to end the practice and shut down the nation's dog meat farms.
South Korea is a highly developed country, a hotspot for tourism and technology. Yet the nation has one of the highest female homicide rates globally and is embroiled in a bitter gender war.
As South Korea's economy exploded in the 20th Century, so did the mountains of food wasted. Now Koreans are tackling food waste head-on with a range of public policies, with some outstanding results.
Samsung's influence runs deep through Korean society. Whilst some employees extol the high living standards earned by long work hours, others suffer disease, disenfranchisement, and even death.
North Korea's totalitarian government exercises tight control of all media consumed within its borders to maintain power over nearly 25 million citizens. But some who have escaped the country are smuggling media on USB sticks in the hope of helping North Koreans learn about life outside the country.