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Lee Tae-hoon

Lee Tae-hoon

Lee Tae-hoon is an award-winning investigative journalist and the CEO/founder of The Korea Observer. His fearless reports led to criminal charges against the heads of news and programming at Arirang TV and the conviction of the head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Lee's investigative articles also led to the overhaul of the military’s overtime management system; a probe into politicians for dumping classified military documents; disciplinary action against officials at the Joint Chiefs of Staff for corruption; and the revision of school textbooks for exaggerating the propagation of Hangeul. He also exposed major hospitals’ practice of overcharging foreign patients, Boeing’s bribing of defense correspondents with sexual entertainment and many other ethical and legal violations. Lee received the Award for Outstanding Watchdog Journalism by the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission and the Best Reporter of the Year Award by the Korea Times. You can reach him at lee@koreaobserver.com.

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