← Contributors David Volodzko Follow @DavidVolodzko 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. Articles by David Volodzko (2) David Volodzko 27 Apr 2020 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. David Volodzko 14 Nov 2016 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.