May 22, 2024

How inter-Korean rapprochement affects information dissemination efforts

Director of No Chain Henry Song discusses new hurdles faced by human rights campaigners

These are tricky times for human rights and defector groups working to get outside information into North Korea. With inter-Korean relations better than they've been in years and a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un reportedly in the works, organizations with more radical goals in mind have been left out of the loop.

Groups say the South Korean administration has implicitly discouraged human rights and defector groups, and with the U.S. cutting funding for information dissemination efforts and pro-democracy projects, groups like No Chain for North Korea are facing a rocky road ahead.

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