May 18, 2022

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North Korea promises to give children what they want — new TV shows

Students reportedly requested new cartoons and educational programs, as the state pushes to instill socialist values

North Korean state television is actively preparing newer and better programming for children amid rising demand, Korean Central Television (KCTV) announced on Monday.

The commitment comes after authorities instructed the arts industry and TV broadcasters last January to “wage a vigorous media campaign aimed at deeply instilling” the ruling party’s socialist ideology in viewers.