South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un | NK News
June 23, 2024
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South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un

Ban on ‘Friendly Father’ music video under Cold War-era law is excessive and undermines democratic freedoms, experts say

South Korea has blocked several videos featuring a new North Korean propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un that has proven unexpectedly popular outside the country, a move experts called “regressive” and damaging to democratic freedoms.

The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) announced in a press release on Monday that its Communications Review Subcommittee requested “corrective measures” by blocking 29 videos of the song “Friendly Parent” (or “Friendly Father”).

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