Hawon Jung

Hawon Jung is a journalist and former Seoul correspondent for the AFP news agency with more than a decade of experience writing about the two Koreas. She covered the 2011 death of then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, the rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-un, the junior Kim’s first summit with Donald Trump, South Korea’s historic presidential impeachment, and K-pop’s rise on the world stage. Her coverage of South Korea‚Äôs #MeToo movement was shortlisted in the 2019 Awards for Editorial Excellence by the Society of Publishers in Asia. Born and raised in South Korea, she currently lives in Germany with family.

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