David Volodzko is an editor at the news service Brightwire. He is also the former national editor of the Korea JoongAng Daily and a former Korea correspondent for South China Morning Post. More of his work may be found at his website, volodzko.com.
Kim is dead? Hang on, many South Koreans don’t trust their own press
A legacy of beat-ups and cover-ups, plus lingering authoritarian vestiges, make for little faith in local reporters.
Cults, cabals and corruption in South Korea
Every day we seem to learn that Park’s longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a religious cult leader, has yet another tentacle wrapped around the government.