Hankook Ilbo

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Hankook Ilbo
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Dongwha Enterprise
PublisherSeung Myung-ho
FoundedJune 9, 1954
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
WebsiteHankook Ilbo
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHanguk Ilbo
McCune–ReischauerHan'guk Ilbo

Hankook Ilbo (Korean한국일보; Hanja韓國日報; lit. Korea Daily) is a Korean-language daily newspaper in Seoul, South Korea.[1] As of 2017, it had a daily circulation of about 213,200.[2]

It had been published by the Hankook Ilbo Media Group but following an embezzlement scandal in 2013-2014[3][4] it was sold to Dongwha Enterprise, which also owns The Korea Times.[5][6]

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  1. ^ 한국일보(韓國日報). Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). Academy of Korean Studies. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  2. ^ 2017년도(2016년분) 일간신문 163개사 인증부수 (PDF). Korea Audit Bureau of Circulation (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  3. ^ Kim, Hee-jin (7 August 2013). "Hankook Ilbo chairman is arrested for corruption". Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  4. ^ "South Korea newspaper owner arrested for embezzlement". 6 August 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  5. ^ Park, Jin-hai (22 September 2015). "About Dongwha Group". The Korea Times. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Seung Myung-ho named chairman of Korea Times". The Korea Times. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2019.

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