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  • Jürgen Hinzpeter


    Jürgen Hinzpeter (1937-2016, Germany) was a German journalist and photographer. He is best known for his coverage of South Korea and specifically his coverage of the May 18 Democratization Movement. Hinzpeter was a reporter for the ARD, Germany’s regional public- service broadcaster from 1963. He worked for the Tokyo branch of the ARD from 1973 to 1989 and during this time travelled to South Korea a number of times as ARD’s Japanese correspondent. He was the only journalist to film the Gwangju uprising in 1980. His footage was delivered to Germany and broadcasted worldwide, making the world aware of the atrocities of Gwangju. He retired from journalism in 1995.