Presentation on theme: "Peace Journalism and Advertisement of Peace Promoting Activities of Island Society."— Presentation transcript:
Peace Journalism and Advertisement of Peace Promoting Activities of Island Society
Location of Jeju Island
Rough Sketch of Jeju ▶ Size of Jeju Island: ㎢ (1.8% of total Korean land mass, Jeju Island is the biggest island in Korea) ▶ Population: 554,000 (1.1% of Korea’s total population) ▶ Average temperature: 26~27°C(Aug), 5~6°C(Jan) (Annual Average Temperature : 15°C) ▶ GRDP(Gross Regional Domestic Product): 4.3 billion US $(0.9% of Korean GDP) ▶ Major Industry: Tourism, Agriculture
Historical Review of 20 th Century ◆ Japanese Colonies : ◆ Jeju 43 Incident: ◆ Korean war : 1950 ◆ Military Regime: ◆ the hand-over of power from the military to civilian government: 1993 ◆ The national commission of 43 Incident :2000
43 Incident briefing ① Period: ② the number of presumed-victims: 25,000-30,000 (at that time Jeju Island had a total population of 280,000) (Circumstance: unemployment, corruption, famine. and mistrust of both US military rule and the Korean central government.) ③ Actor: U.S Military administration, Korean Government VS Communist Guerillas, Jeju People. ④ After this incident, many Jeju Islanders suffered from the ‘Red- Complex’ ⑤ In January 2000, the Special Law was passed
Solving the 43 Incident ’: freedom of speech, First stage of 4.3 incident solving (Regional and nongovernmental level) 2000: Special law, The national commission on Jeju : President’s apology 2004: Peace Park, Peace Prize, Peace foundation
The News Media and a Perspective of Peace Journalism Year of 2004 Daily newspapers Internet News Weekly Monthly Others Total 3(6) (63)
2002: published as an exhibit (2002 FIFA World Cup). 2003: officially registered 2004: published twice 2005: publish four times Major contents : peace culture, environmental issues, human rights, and gender issues of the world biweekly English newspaper, Internet peace news services Broadcast Internet Peace TV 2008.
The challenge 1) How can we produce benefits by covering the peace culture without any commercial theme? 2) Shortage of personnel resources is a basic limitation.
▷ foreign visitors were satisfied with our peace journalism’s efforts. the decision makers (local government policy makers) think that peace journalism is more valuable than instinctive economic effects by current cost-benefit analysis. ▷ Jeju Island is the second popular choice to hold international events in Korea after Seoul, FIFA World Cup, UNEP, ADB, and PATA Conference.
The 20th century social violence 1910 to 1945(Colonialism, 4.3 Incident) There is a Korean proverb, “A human being matures with his pain”. Jeju islanders are not only the most peace-loving people, but also their efforts in searching for peace is by no means less than any other regions. Thanks you.