September 25, 2023

Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea

Receivers can pick up South Korean programs that air on rare frequency, part of apparent effort to get info into DPRK

It’s no secret that the pandemic has made it much harder to get information out of North Korea. Journalists have fewer sources, travel to the DPRK is prohibited and the number of refugees arriving in South Korea is at all-time lows.

With that in mind, several members of the NK News team set out in June to the remote South Korean island of Baengnyeong, located a stone’s throw from the North Korean coastline and less than 100 miles from Pyongyang.