History

2009

In the year 2009, in order to create a harmonious next generation straddling diverse values through wise use of media and communications, the Daum Foundation implemented various programs under the big picture of Youth and the Media – YouthVoice, Information Culture - ITcanus, Cultural Diversity – Ollybolly, We reorganized the Youth Voice website by 'Out Dauming' the communications related parts of the 'In Daumed' pages to strengthen the every-day communication among youths and to enhance the efficiency of the mentoring process. We were also able to form a meaningful network between those that are interested, through the YouthVoice Media Conference.

ITcanus kicked off its first year in search of new experiments on Jeju Island. We strengthened educational training and technological support through programs such as Jeju Internet Leadership Program, Blog Pro Bono, Non-profit Media Conference ChangeON, etc. We also focused on developing substantial social web service field by cooperatively expanding with and creating the contents for SoriArchive related institutions, which preserve the OpenKnowhow for the public good and valuable sounds. Ollybolly completed 39 picture stories in Vietnam, the Philippines, and Uzbekistan. Currently, 24 picture books are under completion in four countries including Mongolia, Thailand, Uzbekistan and etc. We are planning to survice 25 animations in Iran, Lebanon, and Palestine. Our Research grants for Master's thesis also benefacts 4 Master's thesises.

2009.2 Recruitment of 4th generation Frientors
2009.2 Recruitment of 4th generation Frientors

New friends joined us as the 4th generation of Youth Voice Frientors. Bright and amiable friends were chosen to engage actively for the next 6 months. The 4th generation of Frientor Juniors (16-18 yrs) were especially selected in hope to buttress on-line activities of the younger generation, and to embrace the voice of unique backgrounds. We introduce the 4th generation Frientors.
Jisang Yu / Jaesoon Kim / Jieun Lee / Jina Jung / Yoongyung Choi / Goeun Choi / Sungchan Kang / Songhak Kim / Hankyul Lee / Donghwa Park / Woohyun Kim / Junghyun Lee / Hyobum Pyun

2009.4 Frientors cover International Women's Film Festival in Seoul
2009.4 Frientors cover International Women's Film Festival in Seoul

Fourth generation Frientors attended the International Women's Film Festival in Seoul at the Artreon Theater in Sinchon. They shared their reviews on the movies, and were given the opportunity to interview the directors. The Frientors enjoyed rare films, and listened to the directors talk about their work and thoughts on media for the youth.

2009. 5. Special Exhibition of 'Youth Voice' at the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival
2009. 5. Special Exhibition of 'Youth Voice' at the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival

On May 3rd, 2009, six films sponsored by Youth Voice were played at the youth special exhibition of the Jeonju International Film Festival. Following the zero-vacancy success of last year, not only were all seats were sold out, but the audience were also invited to speak with the young directors.

2009. 6. Youth Voice and Indie Forum's film study
2009. 6. Youth Voice and Indie Forum's film study

On June 27, 2009, a film study with Youth Voice and Indie Forum took place. Director Hee-il Leesong, Dajung Nam, and Sungho Yoon d spoke on independent films, directing, and behind- the- scene stories.

2009. 7. The '2009 Youth Voice Media Conference'
2009. 7. The '2009 Youth Voice Media Conference'

The '2009 Youth Voice Media Conference' was held from July 29th to 31st at Ansung's Korean Standards Association, Human Resource Development Center. With the theme of 'In Search of the Diverse Spectrum of the Media!', this conference hosted the opening / closing ceremonies, a network party and 14 media workshop programs.

2009. 7. Daum Junior Photographer Festival
2009. 7. Daum Junior Photographer Festival

From July 28th to 29th, the Daum Junior Exhibition was held at the Forest Literature Center in Seoul. 100 high school students interested in photography of thoses had applied during June were selected to participate in a camp, exhibition, and the publication of their work.

2009. 8. Self Development of 4th generation Frientors
2009. 8. Self Development of 4th generation Frientors

Fourth generation Frientors ripened t after 6 months of active participation. They participated in the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, watched movies and shared their opinions. Frientors were inspired by the unique qualities of the festival incomparable to other film or music festivals.

2009. 8. Recruitment of 5th generation Frientors
2009. 8. Recruitment of 5th generation Frientors

Fifth generation Frientors were recruited to continue the vivaciousness of the 4th generation. We introduce 5th generation Frientors of out bursting passion hidden beneath their calmness.
Changsu Lee / Hyunsuk Kang / Jiwoong Heo/ Jimin Moon / Jimin Kwon / Narae Kang / Yeji Shin / Songha Lee / Yoongyung Choi / Goeun Choi / Hankyul Lee / Yuri An / Chorong Hong / Byungwan Chae / Hakjae Kim

2009. 9. Workshop on the aftermath of the Youth Voice Center
2009. 9. Workshop on the aftermath of the Youth Voice Center

From September 28th to 29th in 2009, the last workshop of the Youth Voice Center held place at Herb Village in Ansung. Brining the Youth Voice Center to a close, the 3 centers shared the experience and know-how accumulated over the past 3 years. Discussions on the continuation of each regional center's media education for the youth were also held.

2009. 10. 5th generation Frientors go to the Pusan Int'l Film Festival
2009. 10. 5th generation Frientors go to the Pusan Int'l Film Festival

Fifth generation Frientors took over the Pusan Int'l Film Festival. Their gossips on the festival were vividly delivered to Youth Voice.

2009. 10. Film Festival for the Elderly in Seoul
2009. 10. Film Festival for the Elderly in Seoul

Fifth generation Frientors covered the '2nd Film Festival for the Elderly in Seoul', which took place at Art Cinema. We introduce the erudite passion for films of the elderly, portrayed during this film festival.

2009. 12. The hosting of Youth Voice Day, '2009 Our Joyful Whispers'
2009. 12. The hosting of Youth Voice Day, '2009 Our Joyful Whispers'

The youths that were involved in Youth Voice for the year 2009 greeted each other and shared their work. This event was even more meaningful because of the presence of Youth Voice's mentor for 2009, and Director Gyudong Min who was absent at the Jeonju Int'l Film Festival. This event's significance was augmented thanks to its planners and executors: Frientors.

An IT support center for non-profit organizations - ITcanus
An IT support center for non-profit organizations - ITcanus

<ITcanus>, initiated last year to help spread public values and eliminate obstacles to communication by using the media, disembarked on Jeju Island in 2009. ITcanus provides the opportunity of education and training, in relation to the internet, media, and IT, to non-profit organizations. It also shares information on various technologies and open source ware through Blog Lounge, a meta blog tool. Through a project called Blog Pro Bono, ITcanus supports IT consulting and the set up of blogs for institutions in need. In addition, technology and financial needs of non-profit organizations are catered to, and it also plans and manages social web service.

2009 Non-Profit Media Conference ChangeON – Everything about Social Networks that Non-Profit Organizations Must Know
2009 Non-Profit Media Conference ChangeON – Everything about Social Networks that Non-Profit Organizations Must Know

Convened on November 20th, EL Tower YangJaeDong Seoul, ChangeON promoted the assemble of Ten new media and Social Network experts' presentations and 350 people, including non-profit organizations staff, businessmen in charge of social contribution, journalists, and etc on the topic of 'Everything about the Social Networks that Non-Profit Organizations Must Know'.. The ChangeON conference became an agora for contemplating on and sharing information and creative thinking on social network such as the meaning of social networks for the web 2.0 generation, and utilization of communication for public value. There were 4 lecture topics: 1) Closely connected World 2) A Network World of Continuous Transformation 3) A Network World; Sharing of Creative Thoughts 4) Union between Non-Profit and Social Networks. Multifarious lectures were hosted, on the social, scientific, and communication-wise approaches to social networks, currently in high acclaim worldwide.

The 2nd and 3rd Internet Leadership Program
The 2nd and 3rd Internet Leadership Program

<The Internet Leadership Program> founded in 2008, is a leadership education program which enables non-profit groups pursuing public interest to actively respond to the changes in the media environment and communications brought on by the advent of the internet. The 2nd Internet Leadership Program engaged 40 social businessmen from June 24th to 26th at Jeju Island's Daum Global Media Center. Some featured lecturers were Taehwang Kim, an expert on media education, Representative Iljune Park of DOMO Communication Consulting, Director of Headquarter Jongsup Shin from Daum Video & Community SU, and Director Joongdae Lee of Edelman Korea. The lectures dealt with internet related information such as business case studies that utilized the new internet trend or blogs, vital for social businessmen, living in an age of constant transformation.
The 3rd Internet Leadership Program proceeded for 30 grass-roots activists, from October 21st to 23rd, at the Daum Global Media Center on Jeju Island. The program began with the opening lecture of Professor Chanho Kim from Sung Kong Hoe University, and proceeded on to lectures on the local community and the media, case studies on movements that utilized blogs, open source ware and web service that could be useful in grass-roots organizations, and social media and politics, all of which is very important for grass-roots activists.

A Special Lecture on Blogs for Non-Profit Organizations on Jeju Island - Let's Blog Jeju Island
A Special Lecture on Blogs for Non-Profit Organizations on Jeju Island - Let's Blog Jeju Island

On March 26th, a special lecture on blogs was hosted for non-profit organizations on Jeju Island, by Daum Global Media Center. The purpose of this lecture was to assist non-profit activities' understanding of the rapidly changing internet environment and the media trend, and their acquaintance with case studies on how to use new media, especially blogs.
Joonsung Go, Myunghang Lee, and Gidong Lee from Daum Open Platform TFT provided lectures starting from the basics of blogs to case studies on various public welfare activities using blogs, and how to set up, operate, and manage blogs. These lectures didn't give birth to power bloggers overnight, but eradicated intimidation in starting a blog and introduced chances of meeting those who shared common values of their organization.

Operating Open Lamp and Action Tools, and Upgrading Blog Lounge
Operating Open Lamp and Action Tools, and Upgrading Blog Lounge

Ever since <bloter.net> and <ITcanus> of the Daum Foundation began an open source information site called Open Lamp in 2008 for non-profit organizations, it has been consistently introducing and sharing various open source wares that aid non-profit organizations.
It also brought various information related to the utilization of the media in cooperative civil action and Action Tools that share related tips into the ITcanus website to enhance the approachability, and to introduce various useful information.

Special Topic on the Media/Communications Grants - Contest and Support for Group Intelligence and Public Values
Special Topic on the Media/Communications Grants - Contest and Support for Group Intelligence and Public Values

In April, we launched a contest for the special topic on the Media/Communications FundGrants with the theme of <Group Intelligence and Public Values>. Out of 38 projects that were received for creating group intelligence based on public value through a wiki open know-how platform, only 10 were selected by document and panel screening. The criteria for final screening considered accordance with public values, adequacy for cooperative work and careful budgeting. The fundgrants was were awarded through a convention ceremony.

My day on the Internet becomes history : e-Haru 616
My day on the Internet becomes history : e-Haru 616

The purpose of the 2009 e-Haru 616 campaign was to record the internet culture of 2009 for 2 weeks. In this campaign, 121 entries were sent through a preliminary event called 'Bloggers talk about the internet and the future', which was co-hosted by Daum View. The main event acquired internet sites for 16 days, and during this time, over 7000 sites were collected daily.

Co-writing Public Value– OpenKnowhow Beta Open
Co-writing Public Value– OpenKnowhow Beta Open

OpenKnowhow is a social web service based on the contemplations about realizing group intelligence public values. Through cooperation, we tried to make a know-how manual that entails public values, in a wiki platform. With the 10 projects selected through the Project Contest, we opened the beta version in July to keep molding the manual. Open Know-How aims to transform the 'trapped values' in one's head or in the drawers, into 'open values', by opening up and sharing them.

A joyful world made by sounds- Management of SoriArchive
A joyful world made by sounds- Management of SoriArchive

In 2009, through co-projects with various institutions, such as a community radio, Wong Yong Kang's Commemoration, etc., SoriArchive preserves over 1500 audio contents. We also collected sounds related to important issues, such as the death of Cardinal Suhwan Kim, the U.S presidential election, etc. The website became more useful through a renewal in December.

Opening the Korean/English website of OllyBolly
Opening the Korean/English website of OllyBolly

Ollybolly is a cultural diversity project of the Daum Foundation, which aims to create a harmonious indiscriminate world. Its Korean/English website is now opened. Ollybolly specifically introduces programs related to cultural diversity, such as online picture books, cultural diversity grants, and the Master's thesis support project. It also freely communicates with those that are interested. It also introduces interesting picture books through on-line animations.

A kick-off event for Ollybolly online picture books
A kick-off event for Ollybolly online picture books

A kick-off event for Ollybolly online picture books was hosted on March 19th, 2009, at the Gana Art Center. A Mongolian Writer 'Dashdondog', the ambassador for the Philippines and Nepal, and many other supporters of the project participated. The participants had a good time and promoted the books together.

Participation in the Multicultural Family Support Network Contest
Participation in the Multicultural Family Support Network Contest

On June 25th, 2009, Ollybolly's online picture books were invited to the event hall of the [Multicultural Family Support Network Contest] that was hosted by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, Pyeongtaek University, and NamSeoul University. Ollybolly built its network by introducing its online picture books to governmental and civil organizations that support 'multicultural families'.

A multicultural campaign, 'Everyone is Different, but Everyone is also Precious'
A multicultural campaign, 'Everyone is Different, but Everyone is also Precious'

The Daum Foundation, Daum Communications, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism proceeded with a multicultural campaign called, 'Everyone is Different, but Everyone is also Precious', in order to promote a more creative and cooperative society. Contents, such as 'The Multicultural Mind Index', 'Asian online Picture Books', and 'Multicultural Maps', enabled netizens to directly participate in the event and improve their awareness on cultural diversity. We believe that this campaign became a stimulus for creating a colorful world that is more creative.

2009 Ollybolly Research Grants for Master's Thesis for Cultural Diversity
2009 Ollybolly Research Grants for Master's Thesis for Cultural Diversity

In order to provide the means for mutual understanding and communication on differences, Ollybolly proceeded with the Ollybolly Research Grants for Master's Thesis for the fourth year in 2009. A foreign student (Vietnam) passed the final screening for the first time, and the range of research topics was also widened, including journalism, etc.

  • Yoonhee Kim (Humanities) : The maternal instinct of women in multicultural families, examined through oral life history research
  • Kyungyeon Moon (Humanities) : Women 'trapped' on the border between Korea and China
  • Myungjin Ban (Journalism) : Analysis on the multicultural discourse reproduced in television documentaries
  • Pamtin queenhwa(Korean Education) : Research on the education of Korean postpositional articles for Vietnam learners