[KS] 94th Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum (Hyuk-Rae Kim, Yonsei University)

Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum kimhall at yonsei.ac.kr
Fri Oct 16 01:05:02 EDT 2009

The Korean Studies Program at the Yonsei Graduate School of
International Studies and the Korea Foundation would like to invite
you to attend the 94th Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum.

Title: "Deregulation of Television Broadcasting in South Korea"
Speaker: Dr. Ki-Sung Kwak, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, School of
Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney, Australia
Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 6 PM
Location: Room 702, New Millennium Hall, Yonsei University

No RSVP required.

For directions, please refer to

Dr. Kwak's bio and abstract may be found at the end of this announcement.

Questions? Contact kimhall at yonsei.ac.kr or at 010-4800-4895

Forum Schedule for the Fall Semester:

95th - November 10, Tuesday, 6 PM, Room 702
"Seeking Restoration of Honor: Women's Petitioning on Behalf of Dead
Husbands in Late Choson Korea"
Dr. Jisoo Kim, Columbia University, Visiting Scholar at the
International Center for Korean Studies, Seoul National University

96th - November 19, Thursday, 6 PM, Room 702
"Sensationalism in 'New Tendency' Fiction"
Kimberly Chung, PhD Candidate, Department of Literature, University of
California, San Diego

97th - November 26, Thursday, 6 PM, Room 702
"What Happened to North Korea's Korean War Fallen Soldiers?"
Dr. Heonik Kwon, Reader in Anthropology, London School of Economics


This paper examines the way in which new media technologies have
compelled policy-makers to adapt regulatory frameworks in order to
accommodate technological change and to restructure television
broadcasting in Korea. It is primarily concerned with how the state
and television broadcasters – old and new – have responded to emerging
new media technologies. Based on the examination of the context in
which new broadcast media (cable, satellite, DMB, and IPTV) have been
introduced and developed in Korea, this paper provides an overall
background which explains the way in which the Korean state has
restructured television broadcasting and its regulation. It also
argues that the long-held perceptions and principles of television
broadcasting held by the state has significantly altered under the Lee
Government (2008-). Unlike the previous governments’ media policies
that have valued the public responsibility of television broadcasting,
the current government’s push for new media-related laws (broadcast
law and newspaper law) weighs more emphasis on market economy.


Dr Kwak is senior lecturer in media studies and Chair of Department of
Korean Studies, University of Sydney. His main research interests are
mass media in Asia, international communication, comparative media,
and media policy & implementation. Dr Kwak’s research has been
published in journals such as Gazette: International Journal for
Communication Studies, Television and New Media, Media International
Australia, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Asia
Pacific Media Educator. He is currently working on a book entitled
‘Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea’ (forthcoming,
Routledge, UK).

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