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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
North Korea is becoming increasingly digitized: In recent years, official websites promoting the services of state tourism companies have cropped up on the web. The DPRK's Foreign Trade Publishing House puts out a quarterly online magazine that advertises North Korean products for export. Kim Il Sung University took up an online presence in hopes of attracting students from foreign countries, and an online shopping hub promotes locally-produced commodities.
But despite North Korea's ever-expanding efforts to promote its products and services overseas, a fundamental problem sets back the vast majority of this work: email addresses that bounce all communications.