March 04, 2021

New North Korean propaganda blames ‘apathetic’ citizens for its economic issues

North Korea seems to be shifting blame for its economic problems from external threats to internal enemies, expert says

North Korea is blaming “apathetic” and “self-protecting” citizens for its economic problems in a new round of propaganda posters, using motifs previously reserved to denounce foreign pressure and sanctions.

The five new posters were released on Sunday to inspire North Koreans to follow the decisions made at last week’s party plenary meeting (plenum), according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).