April 21, 2024
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Ask a North Korean: How the government prevents outside information from entering the country

Every week we ask a North Korean your questions, giving you the chance to learn more about the country we know so little about. This week a reader asks:

I am genuinely interested in knowing how the North prevents athletes who travel to other countries (the World Cup, Olympics, etc.) from defecting. I just cannot fathom how someone from the DPRK could willingly return after being exposed to international living conditions. 

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