May 28, 2023
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: how does North Korea’s secret police eavesdrop on citizens?

"Thoughts that go against the government may seem trivial, but monitoring them is an important task"

Hwanyonghamnida, readers of Ask a North Korean -- the feature where you can email us with your questions about life in North Korea and have them answered by NK News's very own defector writers.

Today's question is from Kellyn, from Dawson Creek, Canada, who asks whether the eavesdropping networks depicted in the series "Crash Landing on You" really exist. If they do, how extensive are they?