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South Korean Education Ministry Discourages Students’ Poster Movement

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 20 December 2013 @ 20:01 pm | No Comments

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As South Korean university students’ ‘We Are Not Fine!’ poster movement spreads like wildfire [1] across the country, even up to the point of motivating high, junior high and elementary students [2] [ko] to write their own, the Ministry of Education has given notice to schools to control students’ poster-making in order ‘not to ruin good studying atmosphere'. Notable citizen-participatory journalism site OhmyNews posted images [3] [ko] of the authorities’ guidelines, which have been shared by Twitter users as below. 

The Ministry of Education, claiming that ‘We Are Not Fine’ posters would ‘damage good studying atmosphere', has ordered each city and province's Office of Education to deliver such notice to each school. They say ‘they cant tolerate controversial issues being introduced to and influence schools'.


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[1] ‘We Are Not Fine!’ poster movement spreads like wildfire: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/20/south-korean-university-students-we-are-not-fine-posters-viral-protests/

[2] elementary students: http://news.mt.co.kr/mtview.php?no=2013121709530364399&VRT

[3] posted images: http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/View/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0001939627

[4] http://t.co/yK04mK9Mp5: http://t.co/yK04mK9Mp5

[5] #바꾸세: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%EB%B0%94%EA%BE%B8%EC%84%B8&src=hash

[6] pic.twitter.com/3nhqVMrtcM: http://t.co/3nhqVMrtcM

[7] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/djaak2002/statuses/413973604079259648

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