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AAJA Asia to host Debate with leukemia victims and Samsung reps

Lee Tae-hoon
Written by Lee Tae-hoon

For the first time, senior Samsung officials to confront victims for a debate over the
disputed workplace safety of Samsung’s semiconductor plants

SEOUL – (Feb 15, 2016) AAJA ASIA will host a debate with Samsung officials and leukemia victims at 10am on Feb 16 (Tuesday) over the disputed workplace safety of semiconductor plants. It will be the first time for Samsung to confront leukemia victims in front of the media for a debate.
Baik Soo-ha, a vice president at Samsung, and Samsung spokesman Kim Sun-beom will attend the rare event as speakers along with four victims that have spearheaded negotiations with the world’s largest memory chip maker.


From left are Baik Soo-ha, a vice president at Samsung; Samsung spokesman Kim Sun-beom; Hwang Sang-ki, father of late ;Samsung factory worker Hwang Yu-mi Kim Si-nyeo, mother of Han Hye-kyeong who diagnosed with a brain tumor; Song Chang-ho, head of the Family Committee over the Leukemia Issue; and Kim Eun-kyung, former Samsung worker suffering from suffering from lymphoma.

Samsung has officially declared it has officially completed its negotiations with victims over the compensation, an apology and preventive measures but some of the victims disagree. The event will take place at the office of Newsbacker, a crowdfunding platform for journalism, in Insadong, Jongno. English interpretation will be available. For more information, visit

Press Contact for the Seoul Sub-chapter of AAJA Asia:
Taehoon Lee
Title: Vice President

About AAJA:
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a nonprofit educational and professional association with more than 1,700 members across the world. AAJA members are staff, reporters and freelance journalists for digital, print and broadcast media.

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Lee Tae-hoon

Lee Tae-hoon

Lee Tae-hoon is publisher at The Korea Observer. He previously worked for the Korea Times and Arirang TV. You can reach him at

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