A member of Seoul city’s “hidden camera-hunting” squad and a policewoman inspect a women’s bathroom stall. Photo: AFP

South Korea battles ‘spycam porn’ with 24/7 monitoring by 16-member unit

  • Known as molka, the spycam videos are largely shot by men secretly filming women in schools, toilets and elsewhere
  • New task force took action 82 times a day in October on average – eight times more than the regulator did four years ago, before the unit was set up
Topic |   South Korea

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A member of Seoul city’s “hidden camera-hunting” squad and a policewoman inspect a women’s bathroom stall. Photo: AFP
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Tourists walk on the trail at Mount Kumgang, known as Diamond Mountain, in North Korea. South Korea is calling for the resumption of tours to the area. Photo: AP

Seoul is desperate to restart Mount Kumgang tours. Will the US listen?

  • South Korea says the resumption of visits to the North Korean resort will boost diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang
  • The US is concerned Pyongyang has been using foreign currency earned there to pay for weapons programmes but South Korean officials have denied this
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Tourists walk on the trail at Mount Kumgang, known as Diamond Mountain, in North Korea. South Korea is calling for the resumption of tours to the area. Photo: AP
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