Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998 in South Korea. ‘Jinbo’ means ‘progressive’ in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, community, e-mail, blog, blogs, mailing lists to civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals and progressive projects.

To communicate the voices of the marginalized from mainstream media and to build progressive/alternative policies, Jinbonet operated alternative internet-based media, ‘Chamseasang’ (‘true world)’, which separated from Jinbonet in 2005.

Jinbonet is also an advocate for human rights in information society, especially the right to communication, free speech, privacy through various activities responding to the threats of governments and market powers, such as resident registration systems in Korea, online content regulation, surveillance using ICT like CCTV, bio databases, and location tracing. Jinbonet is also involved in intellectual property policies, media convergence and open access/open content movement to promote access to knowledge and media democracy.

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