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Bereket Alemayehu

Photo artist, social activist & writer based in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul: First-ever North Korean Defectors Day Celebrated

July 14, Sunday. It was proposed in February this year by the South Korean Ministry of Unification to designate the 14th of July as a national day in honor of North Korean refugees. As such, the first North Korean Refugee…

First-ever Korea-Africa Summit 2024: Ethiopian, Nigerian, and Egyptians protest

South Korea is hosting the first-ever Korea-Africa Summit since the Korean government was founded in 1948 by inviting delegations from 48 African countries, about 30 of whom were state leaders. During the summit’s opening on Tuesday morning, June 4, 2024,…

The National Hangeul Museum of Korea Celebrates World Book Day 2024

Since 1995, World Book and Copyright Day has been celebrated across the globe on April 23 every year, a day dedicated to promoting reading, publishing, and copyright. It was designated by UNESCO at its General Conference, which was held in…

A Day in the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea

On October 23, 2023, in the finest autumn afternoon weather in central Seoul city, about 200 multicultural families, foreign nationalities, and international students from 20 countries were to set foot to visit one of Seoul’s contemporary artwork avenues, the Leeum…

The 13th World Human Rights Cities Forum in South Korea: ‘Human Rights Cities Responding to Poverty and Inequalities’

October 4-7, 2023. The South Korean city of Gwangju hosted the 13th World Human Rights Cities Forum (a live and online forum) at Kimdaejung Convention Centre. This year, the theme was ‘Human Rights Cities Responding to Poverty and Inequalities’, which…

Global Korea: Sehyang Gugak, Traditional Music Orchestra Concert

We are in the festivity mood of the autumn season in South Korea where citizens, foreign residents as well as visitors are taking part and enjoying various performances, events, and fiestas across the country. On the eve of 05 October…

Chuseok: Celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving Festival with Foreign Nationalities

The Korean Thanksgiving, known as Chuseok or Hangaw, is celebrated across the peninsula and worldwide where Koreans are residing. This holiday is a time when families gather together to offer thanks to their ancestors for an abundant harvest. It is…

The 2023 Seoul International Writers’ Festival: “Crossing the Bridge of Language”

In celebrating its 12th editions, the 2023 Seoul International Writers’ Festival was held from September 9-13, 2023 on Nodeulseom, an artificial island on the Han River in Seoul. Held under the theme of “Crossing the Bridge of Language”, it was…

From Armistice to Peace: The 70th Year of the Korean War Armistice International Symposium

27 July 2023. The Korean Peace Appeal Campaign hosted an international symposium in Seoul city at the International Conference Hall of Seoul Global Center on “From Armistice to Peace: 70th Year of the Korean War Armistice”. It was held in…

Korea Peace Rally on the 70th Anniversary of the War Armistice

” Overcome the Threat of War, Stop Hostility” On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Armistice, peace activists organized a rally in Seoul city on Saturday, 22 July 2023, from the East of Seoul Plaza to Gwanghwamun Square.…

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