North Korea’s attempts to block outside information will fail | NK News
July 20, 2024

North Korea’s attempts to block outside information will fail

Kim Jong Un is right to worry about knowledge that is damaging to his regime coming into the country

The truth is persistent, and nothing worries Pyongyang more than the truth coming out of South Korea. It is one thing over which the North does not have much control, and trying to prevent the influx of information about the rest of the world that comes in from South Korea is a losing battle and a fool’s errand.

As but one example, Radio Free Asia recently reported that the wildly popular Notetel is now an objectum non grata. Similar to a notebook, it is a Chinese-made portable gadget that plays CDs, DVDs, and EVDs – and it even features ports for USB sticks and SD cards as well. Moreover, it has tuners for radio and television broadcasts. The very descriptive name of the device is a mashup of notebook and television.

Become a member for less
than $5.75 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.