April 21, 2021

BBC World Service to launch Korean language service

Radio broadcasts will be aimed at North Koreans, seek to break information blockade

The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) has announced new funding and plans for a Korean language World Service program, the BBC announced on Wednesday.

The Korean language programming will be part of 11 new foreign language services in what the BBC is calling the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940's, with £289 million to fund the project.