May 22, 2022

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Could foreign media break the grip of Pyongyang’s propaganda?

A new book offers illuminating insights into the power of foreign media on everyday North Koreans

This is a book review of  Jieun Baek's "North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society," which you can purchase here.

Because of the difficulty of performing research on North Korea, many authors tend to aim their “camera” downwards from a bird’s eye view, providing readers with a general sense of change over time without diving deep into the hearts and minds of the people affected. Jieun Baek’s poignant contribution to the literature, on the other hand, reminds us how profoundly human this story is.