April 20, 2024
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Lifting ban on North Korean media can only help the South Korean government

No other group inflicts as much damage on the DPRK's image as its own propagandists

For many years, visiting a North Korean website from a South Korean IP address would prompt a serious-looking warning from ROK police explaining the website is blocked for containing illicit material. 

The ban on DPRK state media dates back to the division of Korea and was perhaps understandable at one time. South Korea was fighting a civil war for survival against a stronger opponent and cut access to hostile propaganda. 

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