September 26, 2023

Seoul preparing to allow access to North Korean media: Unification ministry

Move aims to encourage Pyongyang to open up to South Korean media and would relax ban on viewing DPRK propaganda

South Korea is preparing to allow its citizens to view North Korean broadcasts in a bid to improve inter-Korean relations, a unification ministry spokesperson told NK News Friday, a move that would relax decades-long censorship of DPRK state media.

But the ministry provided few details about how it will implement this policy change, and experts say Pyongyang is unlikely to open up to South Korean media as Seoul seeks.