Rob York is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaiʻi in Mānoa, and the Program Director for Regional Affairs at Pacific Forum. He specializes in the history of modern Korea. York discusses competing notions of liberal democracy and free press between two English-language newspapers in post-war South Korea: The Korean Republic and The Korean Times. While he former was an ardent defender of the president, Syngman Rhee, the other was more critical of his government.
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