About Jinbonet

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a Non-profit organization that was established on 14 November, 1998.


The 1990s witnessed various political, social, economic, and cultural changes due to the popularization and proliferation of computer-mediated communication.

Board and Staff

President : Oh Byung-il


Postal Address :
3F, 23, Dongnimmun-ro 8-gil , Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea / Postal Code : 03745
Tel : +82-2-7744551
Email : Oh Byoungil

GISWatch 2015 country report
[Report] Sexual Rights and The Internet in South Korea

By | English, 외부자료, 표현의자유

Through the struggle of internet rights and sexual rights groups for freedom of expression on the internet, and since the revision of the criteria of online content harmful to juveniles by deleting homosexuality from the criteria in 2004, there has not been direct censorship of online content related to homosexuality on the internet.
But this does not mean that sexual minorities are free to express themselves on the internet. One of the big barriers to the freedom of expression of sexual minorities is hate speech.

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Open letter to Twitter to restore Politwoops access to API

By | English, 의견서, 표현의자유

We, the undersigned, are international human rights and transparency groups based around the world. We are writing in opposition to Twitter’s recent decision to revoke the ability of the tool Politwoops and similar tools to utilize Twitter’s Application Programming Interface, or API. We believe Twitter’s decision holds grave consequences for free expression and transparency around the world.

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Petition for legislation of ‘cyber surveillance prohibition act’

By | English, 통신비밀

The ‘Urgent Action Network against Cyber Surveillance’ (Urgent Action Network), which is composed of 19 groups including human rights organization, labor party and labor unions, held the press conference to submit the petition for legislation of so-called ‘cyber surveillance prohibition act’, actually a revised bill of ‘Protection of Communications Secrets Act’(PCSA), in the national assembly on April 20, 2015. The petition, in which 2,910 people have signed, will be introduced and proposed in the national assembly.

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Not asylum, but counterattack : declaration of cyber surveillance victims

By | English, 통신비밀, 활동

The ‘Urgent Action Network against Cyber Surveillance’, which is composed of 19 groups including human rights organization, labor party and labor unions, held the ‘joint assembly of cyber surveillance victims :prologue for counterattack’ in the Korean Buddhism history and culture memorial hall on March 1, 2015. , and declared ‘the Declaration of Independence from Cyber Surveillance State’.

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