Mr. Kim Seong-min
2009 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award Laureate
Mr. Kim Seong-min, a North Korean defector and the founder of Free North Korea Radio, received the 2009 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Taipei on December 10, 2009, International Human Rights Day. The award was presented to Mr. Kim in recognition of his courageous defiance of the North Korean regime and in support of his ongoing efforts to provide an independent source of news and information to the North Korean people.
2009 ADHRA Award Ceremony program booklet
TFD press release on award ceremony (2009/12/10)
TFD announcement of award winner (2009/11/6)
Free North Korea Radio website: http://www.fnkradio.com/
Selected Media Reports
“Taiwan could play role in tackling Kim Jong-il: activist”
Taipei Times, 2009/12/12
“North Korean accepts human rights award”
Taipei Times, 2009/12/11
“Call for more international support for exile radios after station director wins award”
Reporters Without Borders, 2009/11/06
H. E. President Ma Ying-jeou presents the 2009 ADHRA sculpture to Kim Seong-min.
TFD Chairman Wang Jin-pyng presents the 2009 ADHRA grant to Kim Seong-min.
Symposium on “Human Rights in North Korea and Prospects for Democracy”
A symposium on “Human Rights in North Korea and Prospects for Democracy” was held after the award ceremony, featuring the following speakers (clockwise from top left): Kim Seong-min, founder of Free North Korea Radio and 2009 ADHRA Laureate; Jaehoon Ahn, board member of the US Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and former director of Radio Free Asia’s Korean Service; Wen-cheng Lin, President of the TFD; and Li Tsai-fang, former ROC Representative to South Korea.
Film Screening of “Crossing,” followed by Q&A with Kim Seong-min
The TFD and the US Committee for Human Rights in North Korea organized a public screening of the film Crossing, followed by a Q&A session with Kim Seong-min. Click here for more details.
Kim Seong-min’s visit to Radio Taiwan International
During his visit to Taiwan, Kim Seong-min visited Radio Taiwan International and met with various other media organizations, government officials, and representatives of human rights groups.
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