Many changes have occurred in 2013. The new government the first female president of Korea has headed was officially launched on February 25, 2013. It hasn't really sunk in yet. Most leaders have commonly emphasized the importance of communication with the people. Likewise, President Park has emphasized communication with the people, but she couldn’t keep her word actually. There is a case she allowed some college students to ask only selected questions after giving a speech in a University. That is to say she listened to what she had wanted to hear. I think that is merely cosmetic communication. On the other side of the coin, Park Won-soon, the Mayor of Seoul, has put it into action. He has been active in communicating with the people using Twitter, hosted an Internet broadcast “Park Won Soon broadcast” and opened Seoul Citizens’ Hall- a space of the people, for the people, and by the people - on January 12th, 2013. I think it is an exemplary conduct in trying to communication.
According to Wikipedia, Communication (from Latin “communis”, meaning to share) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is important to communicate well in our daily lives. You know Human beings are social animals that require close relationships with other people. The opportunities to begin a relationship with someone are too numerous, but communication enables the relations to continue.
ST’s 154th cover story is women leadership and the expansion of the opportunity. You will see the female leaders all over the world and the current conditions on the entry of women in public affairs after college. I recommend you look at the page 35 ‘EDITORIAL’ related to the subject.