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Ruling party to introduce unemployment insurance systems for artists

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has pledged to introduce unemployment insurance for artists so they can continue their work without having to worry about financial constraints. The decision comes hot on the heels of Bong Joon-ho's recent success at the Oscars for "Parasite". Financial uncertainty is a reality artists ― especially freelancers ― are faced with. Bong himself once said that he had suffered serious financial hardship until the release of his 2003 hit film "Memories of Murder," with his college friends bringing rice to him and his wife. Read More