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Already about one week ago KOREA.net, a web site created by the S.K. gov't,  published a report about "Internet Broadcast for Migrant Workers" (IBMK). I will re-publish it here, incl. my "comments"(^^):


Multilingual media to spur new change in Korea



Foreign workers in Korea can now speak their minds more than before. (.. if they're not hunted, arrested and deported..)


Internet Broadcast for Migrant Workers the first independent alternative medium for migrant workers in Korea (well, please don't forget MWTV!!), announced early this month that its Web site will go multilingual. Aside from Korean, the site will offer services in six other languages: English, Chinese, Thai, Russian, Vietnamese and Nepali.


“It will be foreign workers themselves (*) who will be in charge of producing their own stories,” said IBMK President Park Kyong-ju. “By providing radio and video news in their native tongues, foreigners, who are still considered a minority in Korean society, will no longer be alienated from information.”


Park first conceived the idea for the site as a form of “guerrilla media” with co-editor Chun Min-sung. Park who studied film and photography for eight years in Germany will be responsible for IBMK’s images and photos. Chun, who studied journalism in the United States will do all the writing...


The Korean site, the oldest, is dedicated to teaching locals what to do to improve the conditions of foreign workers in Korea, and urges foreigners to seek their own rights more effectively (well, the most effective way to resist the daily disrcimination, oppression and exploitation for migrant workers in S.K. is to organize in the MTU!!). As the site’s president, Park expresses criticism through mainstream media, which more often than not depict foreigners with prejudice and misunderstanding.


“First of all, it is wrong to portray foreign workers as helpless, and we don’t use the term ‘illegal,’ either,” Park said, referring to foreign workers who are required to leave the country after their visas expire. “They are merely undocumented and have fallen victim to the Industrial Trainee System, which was made for temporary stays only."


The government last year officially scrapped the old Industrial Trainee System for the new Employment Permit System. The new system has guaranteed better labor rights (haha!!!) for foreign workers in Korea, but also requires unregistered workers to return to their home countries to renew their visas (??? - better said: to stay away forever!!).


“Most workers cannot afford to go back and forth like that,” Park said. “This puts them in constant fear of being caught by authorities. Another reality of their struggle to stay is that they have a job here, meaning that Korean society – domestic businesses and factories – need them, too, making it a double burden for Korean employers. We can still make the system more efficient than that.” (..why to make the system more efficient? The aim must be: abolish the system of - you can call it: slave labour, i.e. discrimination, oppression and massive exploitation of migrant workers!!!)...


To read the full report please check out:
http://www.korea.net/news/issues/issueDetailView.asp?board_no=18728


* When you read the full article you'll find out that  the staff/editors of IBMK is/are - unfortunately - not really related to migrant workers!


Finally, I think it's important to add that IBMK has no link to MTU's web site (anymore)..

And last but not least: When your enemy is praising you - it's bad, and not good!!(^^/contrary to Mao's: "When your enemy is fighting you - it's good and not bad..")

 

 

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