Jürgen Hinzpeter

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Jürgen Hinzpeter
Born
Jürgen Hinzpeter

(1937-07-06)July 6, 1937
DiedJanuary 25, 2016(2016-01-25) (aged 78) Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
OccupationJournalist
Years active1963–1995

Jürgen Hinzpeter (6 July 1937 – 25 January 2016)[1] was a German journalist.

Career[edit]

Hinzpeter was reporter for the ARD and the only journalist to film the massacres during the Gwangju uprising. With detours his footage was delivered to Germany and broadcast worldwide.[2] He reported about the student uprising and the leader Kim Dae-jung who later became President of South Korea. In 2003 he was awarded the "Song Kun-Ho Prize" by the South Korean journalist association in recognition of his contribution to the South Korean democratization movement. The 2017 film A Taxi Driver centers on Kim Man-seob, a taxi driver who helped Hinzpeter during the uprising. In Gwangju there is a memorial to honor Hinzpeter erected by the 18 May Memorial Foundation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journalist Hinzpeter gestorben
  2. ^ Schnappschuss: Warum ist ein deutscher Kameramann in Südkorea ein Volksheld? In: daserste.de, 29. Februar 2016
  3. ^ Choe Sang-Hun (2 August 2017). "In South Korea, an Unsung Hero of History Gets His Due". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 August 2017.

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