March 22, 2023

Technology meets human rights at N. Korea hackathon

‘Hack North Korea’ confronts challenges of cracking North Korea’s information wall

“Hack North Korea” took place in San Francisco on August 2-3, bringing together journalists, activists and hackers to address North Korea’s information blockade by placing the solution in the hands of the people.

The Human Rights Foundation, widely known for sending information-filled USBs, Choco Pies and aid tied to balloons into North Korea, strives to bring change through the spirit of collaboration and innovation. They organized the two-day “hackathon,” believing that incorporating the “hacker mindset” can mobilize the “calcified” human rights movement.