Beating The Information Blockade In Our Own Style

Regardless of Google calls to open the internet, North Koreans find alternative ways to break the information blockade
February 21st, 2013

With last month’s visit to North Korea by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, much media attention was focused on speculation of whether North Korea might soon open up to the Internet. After his visit, Mr. Schmidt made a statement that North Korea should enter the information age in line with the rest of the world and

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Shirley Lee

Shirley Lee is a writer and translator whose work has been widely published. She is Contributing Editor at NK NEWS and Editor of New Focus International. A speaker of Persian, Spanish and Korean, she holds a degree in Classics and Oriental Studies from Oxford University.

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