Dong-A Ilbo, Korea’s largest newspaper, was established by Kim Sung-Soe, a journalist, educator, entrepreneur, statesman and subsequent vice president of Korea. Dong-A Ilbo is a progressive newspaper with more than 1.5 million subscribers. The paper shows its sense of public responsibility by sponsoring numerous academic conferences and athletic competitions. In 1982, the paper won the golden Pen of Freedom from the Federation International des Editeurs de Journaux. The award recognized the paper’s struggle to protect freedom of the press. The co-recipient of this award was Dr. Sang-Man Kim, chairman of the paper’s board of directors.
Updated: July 13, 2012