March 29, 2023

US allots $1.5 million for projects to send outside information into North Korea

State Department also seeks ‘new generation of content creators’ in defector community to help scale up outreach efforts

The U.S. is offering up to $1.5 million for projects that increase North Koreans’ access to outside information, the State Department announced Tuesday, as Pyongyang remains steadfast in strictly controlling who and what crosses its borders.

According to the department, organizations can submit proposals to boost the “free flow of objective, independent information” to and from North Korea, especially information that increases awareness of the DPRK’s repression of individual rights.