Korea’s first-ever Internet broadcasting service for migrant workers will make its debut on 1 May. The state-funded Migrant Workers Support Center will launch MNTV (www.mntv.net), which will show programmes to help migrant workers adjust to Korean society. The Migrant Workers Support Center opened last December in Daerim-dong, southern Seoul, as part of government efforts to help migrant workers in Korea.
“The launch of the MNTV will be a significant step in helping migrant workers enjoy a better life in Korea,” said Bang Yong-seok, chairman of the Korea Labour Welfare Corporation, which provides funds to the center. “We will also seek ways to teach them their basic rights by letting their voice be heard through broadcasts,” Bang added.
The initial broadcasts will be in Korean, English and Chinese. The center plans to expand the service to the languages of 10 countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
(Source: Korea Times)