Three foreign journalists who covered the 1980 Gwangju Uprising recently gathered in South Korea to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the event & also spoke at an open forum at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club to discuss both their recent activities in Gwangju & memories of covering the story. Alastair Gale of the Wall Street Journal hosted the event where Bradley Martin of the Baltimore Sun, Donald Kirk of The Observer, & Norman Thorpe of the Asian Wall Street Journal discussed how they traveled from Seoul to Gwangju 36 years ago to report the story to the world.
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Interview answers, both in written & audio form, have been edited for length & clarity.
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