A couple of weeks ago, JCA published an important commentary and interview with President Roh Moo-Hyun. That last interview was conducted and introduced by Hyung-A Kim of the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.
“President Roh Moo-Hyun’s Last Interview and the Roh Moo-Hyun Phenomenon in South Korea” discusses the “Roh Moo-hyun Phenomenon” in South Korea. It does this by linking with an interview which the late President Roh Moo-hyun had with the author in December 2008.
The interview is unique because it was Roh’s last interview conducted before his suicide on May 23, 2009 and because it involved a candid and critical self-assessment of his presidency.
Roh’s last interview has been now been covered extensively by the Korean media, both conservative and progressive. Almost every major newspaper has reported on it, including Choson Ilbo, the largest newspaper in Korea and Hangyoreh Sinmun, the most influential progressive daily. Several television broadcast stations, including Korean Broadcast Station (KBS) and the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) have discussed the interview.
Here are a few links: