Case 12: Korea Bans U.S. Beef: Candlelight Vigil
Countries Move to Ban U.S. Beef
This 2003 summary from CNN reports on the ban of U.S. beef by several countries after the mad cow scare.
South Korea Lifts U.S. Beef Ban
The April 2008 story from the New York Times on President Lee’s decision to lift the ban in advance of his visit with President Bush.
South Korea’s Beef Over Beef
Time magazine’s Jennifer Veale reports from Seoul about the beef import protests.
Shaken Korean Leader Promises New Beginning
The New York Times reports on President Lee Myung-bak’s pledge to reorganize his government in the shadow of the protests.
Amnesty International’s Report
This page links to Amnesty’s October 2008 report on policing the candlelight protests in South Korea. Choose your language and download the PDF.
Historic South Korean Presidential Election
Park Guen-hye becomes South Korea’s first female president, winning the December 2012 election and replacing Lee Myung-bak.
Nonviolent Protest Is a Powerful Force
Lipscomb University President Dr. Randolph Lowry wrote this blog for the Huffington Post in the shadow of the Ferguson, MO protests in January 2015.
How Much Violence Do We Need to See – Or Report?
Gene Policinski wrote this April 2015 article for the Newseum website questioning the reporting focus on violent rather than peaceful protests in Baltimore.
Obama Calls Out Media
Poynter’s report about President Obama’s comments in an April 2015 news conference. He felt coverage of the Baltimore protests was too focused on violent ones and not peaceful ones.
Resolution Adopted by U.N. to Protect Journalists
The United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledges the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests.
Analyzing 13 Peaceful Protests
The Mental Floss website looks at 13 attempts at peaceful protests throughout history and whether they worked.
Anti-U.S. Beef Protest draws 100,000 South Koreans
Reuters reports on the massive protest in Seoul on May 31, 2008.
Beef Protest Turns Violent in South Korea
Another rally on June 30, 2008 got violent. The New York Times reports on the government response.
Ask A Korean – Those Crazy Cows
This blog gives the Korean viewpoint on the beef trade history and 2008 protests.
Thank you Korean Schoolgirls!
Author and Fulbright Fellow George Katsiaficas implies an ‘eros effect,’ in Korea, where small protests set off national crisis. He says the involvement of Korean youth using the internet sparked the nation’s interest.
Seven Years Later, Another One
Yahoo News reports on the violent clashes in November 2015 between South Korean police and protestors during an anti-government demonstration.
FAIR – Protests
Articles from the Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting website on topics concerning protests.
Abraji’s Security Manual for Covering Street Protests
The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism provides this guide in three languages for those covering potentially volatile protests. Posted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Conflict Sensitive Journalism
International Media Support offered this 2004 handbook by Ross Howard on developing better skills to deal with conflict reporting (PDF).
WebMD – Mad Cow Disease
The medical website’s entry on Mad Cow Disease, which started the entire beef ban issue in 2003.
What Makes a Story Newsworthy?
The Media College website offers five factors, or professional values, that are usually considered when deciding if a story is newsworthy.
The PBS News Hour educational initiative Student Reporting Labs provides this worksheet on news values (PDF).
The International Jacques Ellul Society
A website dedicated to the French thinker referenced in Case 12, who studied the hidden costs of technological progress.
The Technological Imperative
A 1995 primer from British scholar Daniel Chandler on the frequent assumption or implication that technological developments once underway, are unstoppable.
The Myth of Neutral Technology
This 2015 article from The Atlantic says tools like body cameras for police are only as effective as the humans using them.