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Rufina Park


Rufina Park is a bilingual (English/Korean) journalist and researcher based in Seoul, South Korea. She works with organizations such as Radio France International, France 24, New York Times T Brand Studio, and Volvo Magazine. She is also the Creative/Editorial Director of Ottiya, an international magazine + platform for new visions in creative learning.

She has a solid background in Asia-Pacific political economy and is extremely versatile on various topics related to the two Koreas. She has experience researching/reporting/translating for topics on the Korean peninsula such as current affairs, politics, technology, PR (branding), social innovation, sports (speed skating), music, arts and culture, human stories, North Korea. In addition, she's adept at storyboarding, editing, and directing storytelling on various mediums-including, but not limited to-radio, tv, and print media. 

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South Korea holds parliamentary election amid Covid-19 pandemic: South Koreans began going to the polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament, wearing masks and plastic gloves as part of strict safety measures in one of the first national elections


(December 7, 2019 | reporting for France 24's Live English News Service) North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said Pyongyang had promised to close.

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I was the reporter for BBC World Radio episode entitled "The smart city: Seoul, South Korea" for the show The Compass (aired on February 6, 2019)


A presentation (in English) on how South Korea is changing their education system to prepare students for the Creative Economy. This presentation is based on a report I wrote on the same topic for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in June 2016. The report can be downloaded here:

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