Bereket Alemayehu

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

Rally in Seoul to observe the 2022 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

“Racism is violence! Enact equality act!” Last Sunday, March 20, 2022, a public rally was held from Seoul’s popular Gwanghwamun square to the presidential palace in observing the March 21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme…

Street Concert for Peace in Ukraine and a Friday Candlelight Vigil in Seoul, South Korea

Koreans are organizing various events in support of Ukraine’s peace and showing solidarity with the Ukrainian people who live here. It’s said that about 3,800 Ukrainians citizens are residing in Korea for different reasons. I have attended two similar events…

Outcome of the 5th Korea-Africa Forum Civil Society Policy Recommendations: A civil society perspective

Africa Insight informed Pressenza that, on behalf of Korean domestic and international CSOs, it has successfully submitted policy recommendations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the African Union Commission. It has delivered more than…

The March 1st,1919 Movement, the Korean Declaration of Independence, commemorated nationwide

March 1, 2022. Upon the invitation of a youth-led organization known as International World in Korea (IWIK), an affiliated organization of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Challenge Korea Headquarters, locals and foreigners commemorated the Korean Independence Movement Day, the March 1st…

The MAISHA music concert at the Africa-Europe Week 2022

CULTURE AND ARTS     The European Commission hosted the first edition of the Africa-Europe Week 2022 last February 14-18 prior to the European Union leaders and African Union member states meeting in Brussels for the 6th European Union-African Union…

Solidarity Art of Coexistence: Hongseong City, South Korea

THE ARTS       Last February 12, 2022, there was an artists’ gathering at Cafetabac, a multi-cultural space in Hongseong city. It is one of the oldest cities, 111km away from Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The…

World Peace Initiative Foundation hosted Meditation for Health and Wellbeing Summit -2022

Can the question– Have you meditated today?– be integrated into our daily conversation in the future? Why not? I mean, unlike other exercises and habits, meditation can be practiced within the 24 hours/7 days of our lives. That much is…

Pivot to the Future: How to Run Your Own Art Space

THE ARTS     Last January 18, 2022, I attended a webinar focused on the “ in-depth look at the latest models for hosting activities, community engagement, operations, and sustainability” hosted by S.E.A, a Singapore-based art platform. According to the…

Ethiopia: Art in Public Space II, an Annual Art Festival is organized in Addis Ababa

Since 2017, a consortium of 12 different organizations has launched an annual Tibeb be Adebabay art festival (the Amharic expression equivalent with the English term art in public space). This year, the festival is happening with “the idea of filling…

African Cultural Diversity and Exchange Promotion Forum 2021 held in Korea

African Culture     Africa Insight hosted the 2021 African Cultural Diversity and Exchange Forum last December 01, 2021, in the city of Seoul with the participation of Africans and Korean citizens. The forum was sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan…

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