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Chan Jung Park

Editor and Senior Reporter at MBC

Chan Jung Park is a TV reporter and editor who has been engaged in the various fields of daily news coverage from politics and public policies to current affairs and other social issues. His experience includes investigative report programmes such as 'Camera Dispatch' and 'Sisa Magazine 2580' which deal with current and sensitive issues in Korea.

His main interests are; how to attain viewer opinion and engagement in the current issues of society and how to change and improve public policies on human rights and welfare.

He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Yonsei University and graduated from the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) at Seoul National University majoring in public policy.

During his 14 years of devotion to and experience in journalism, he has been awarded many exclusive reports on regional issues. These include an exclusive report on rescue footage of the sunken South Korean warship Cheonan and a report on the prosecutor's decision to arrest the CEO of Hyundai Motors, Mong-Gu Cheong.

He has also directed investigative reports on the reality of Hikicomori in Korea and reported on the revelations concerning South Korean anti-north spies from 1960s and early 1970s.

Through his participation in the RISJ Journalism Fellowship Programme, he will look at methods of developing a more reciprocal, engaged relationship between journalism on serious issues and the formation of public opinion. His research is about the influence of the media on the public’s opinion and the responsibility of the regulatory organisation especially on the politically sensitive issues. During his time on the progrsamme he also plans to help cultivate co-operation between networks and journalists from various nations.