Bereket Alemayehu

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

International Golden Rule Day, a worldwide virtual celebration

We celebrated Golden Rule Day virtually this year. I was part of the four-hour events, performances and messages streamed over the web to worldwide audiences last April 5, 2021. The vibes of the celebration were on air, with dancers &…

First GBA world artists workshop organized in Korea

  THE ARTS         The 1st GBA art workshop was organized for world artists based in South Korea by the International Culture, Art, Sports and Tourism committee in Global Business Alliance aka GBA, a unique non-profit business…

“A safety guide for artists”, an important tool for artists at risk

REPORT ON THE ARTS         It is a hard time coping with the crisis brought about by the global pandemic and all artists, being part of society are affected as well. On the other hand, it might…

The Myanmarese migrants’ voice in South Korea

On the day of the annual observance for the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, an important event was held in Seoul, Korea. The day was observed and celebrated on March 21, 2021, urging the Korean government…

Hibakusha- Japan’s peaceful warriors awarded a Peace Prize

The International Peace Bureau, IPB awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize to the Japanese organization HIDANKYO who launched the International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The award ceremony was…

Preventing “Cultural Catastrophe” in the pandemic: A Cultural Rights Approach

CULTURAL ONLINE EVENT Recently, I attended an online event that tackled the topic of cultural rights across the world affected by a pandemic that has brought on a “cultural catastrophe”. According to the UN special rapporteur in the field of…

Nonviolence triumphs over mandatory military service in South Korea

PERSONAL ACCOUNT         Sharing one amazing news. Last week, we heard that a Korean male citizen, Mr. Oh Soo-hwan, who opposed the mandatory military service based on his personal beliefs in nonviolence and pacifism was granted alternative…

Experimental Art Photos at the Exile Pattern Exhibit

VISUAL ARTS           Exile Pattern is a collection of experimental art photos by photo patternist Bereket Alemayehu, a native Ethiopian who came to South Korea in 2014 and now resides in Seoul. The photographs, which were…

North-South Korean Art Diplomacy For Peace and Non-violence

Here we go! La la la… we are at the historical moment of our time on the planet. It is an interesting time, soon… January 22nd, 2021 heralds a new day as a turning point for world peace that will be…

South Korea towards a multicultural nation!

by Bereket Alemayehu and Nicole Lobos This part of Korea is home to 2.5+ million foreigners who reside all over the country. We are part of the working forces in different fields such as industries and manufacturing, trading and business,…

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