Kang Shin-who, the worst journalist in Korea's English-language press, was recently rewarded for all his hard work.
Kang Shin-who, a Korea Times City Desk reporter, has been named Reporter of the Month for October for his scoops on the controversial nontaxable status of U.S.-based TOEFL test provider, ETS.
The Journalist Association of Korea and the Korea Press Foundation announced Kang's selection Tuesday for his series of articles which started on Oct. 20.
Here's his latest piece, "English Teacher Jailed for Harassing Minor" and an excerpt:
An English tutor who served time for harassing minor female students was found guilty of repeating his crime and handed a two-year prison term ― this time for kissing a girl student against her will.
A Seoul court said Tuesday the 49-year-old man, identified as Park, who studied at a U.S. college, was arrested for violating the Sexual Protection of Children and Juveniles Law. His nationality was not revealed.
Seems to be getting at something there.
Kang has earned his poor reputation among some here for giving attention to the Anti-English Spectrum in an article about ATEK
"There are many foreign instructors who are leading disorderly lives involving sex and drugs, although the foreign group is denying it," said Lee Eun-ung, founder of the Citizens' Association for Lawful English Education, a group dedicated to mounting surveillance on foreign English teachers. "Without accepting the facts, they will never succeed in removing their bad image."
for distorting the words of Seoul National University's Douglas Gress, for fabricating quotations by International Graduate School of English President Park Nam-sheik
``Most of the native English speakers don't have much affection toward our children because they came here to earn money and they often cause problems,'' Park said.
for misquoting the Seoul National University of Education president
"The native speakers are not qualified and are often involved in sexual harassment and drugs."
for mischaracterizing Gangnam public school teachers concerned about their contracts
"Teachers in Gangnam Rebel"
. . .
A protest by native English teachers in the district of Gangnam over diminished housing subsidies has hit the wall with the district office issuing a "take-it-or-leave-it" ultimatum.
for giving a false number of ATEK members in February, 2009
An association for 20,000 foreign English teachers said Wednesday they will fight against discrimination in Korea, indicating they will step up their crusade against proposed legislation requiring them to submit drug tests and criminal background checks.
for misquoting and misrepresenting Benjamin Wagner and looking to create a rift between E-series and F-series visa holders, and for a history of poor reporting, half-truths, and vague statements meant to discredit native speaker English teachers.