October 01, 2023

Anti-North, pro-pop: A glimpse at South Korea’s broadcasts on the DMZ

Daily life combines with criticism of the regime N.Korean leader, plus religious preaching

Information being broadcast at North Korea via loudspeakers on the DMZ appears to include anti-North content, information about life in South Korea and, of course, popular music.

The South Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND) last Monday announced the resumption of loudspeaker radio broadcasting toward North Korea in response to the detonation of a mine, allegedly planted by North Korean personnel, which seriously injured two South Koreans. The MND has announced plans to expand the loudspeakers, placing 11 of them to cover the entire border area.