September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019
Bypassing information control in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.27
Bypassing information control in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.27
Nat Kretchun discusses how people in the DPRK get around the state's rigid censorship
July 10th, 2018

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North Korea may be the most isolated nation on Earth, but its population (and state) are more tech-savvy than would appear.

For this episode of the North Korea News Podcast, we bring you an important conversation on surveillance and censorship in North Korea, and how regular DPRK citizens are attempting to navigate this environment.

Back in early April, NK News Managing Director Chad O’Carroll sat down with Nat Kretchun in Washington D.C. to discuss how the Kim regime controls information getting in and out of the country, how North Koreans deal with these restrictions, and what we can learn from surveying DPRK citizens themselves.

Nat Kretchun is Deputy Director at the Open Technology Fund, and previously served as Senior Associate Director at InterMedia, where he oversaw research projects on Asia and hard-to-access populations. He has done extensive research on North Korean refugees and defectors, and is also the lead author of the report, “A Quiet Opening: North Koreans in a Changing Media Environment.”

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interview with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.

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