How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world
New technology is allowing ordinary people to access sources of information other than Party-approved state media
New technologies have upped the stakes in a competition between the North Korean people and the government over access to foreign content, affecting the way North Koreans think about themselves and their place in the world, with broad and deep implications for governance, ideology, propaganda, loyalty, and economics.
From the outside, it is often difficult to observe the underlying forces driving change inside North Korea, but three new research products — including surveys and interviews with defectors — cast light on the evolving relationship between the Kim Jong Un government and the North Korean people.
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- 03Expanding Japan-linked mall, online shop in Pyongyang targets “modern tastes”
- 04Why mum? Explaining North Korea’s continued silence on foreign policy
- 05North Korean official claims about child nutrition: what the data shows
- 06North Korea moves to prevent the spread of coronavirus: what we know so far
- 07Timeline: from the “head-on breakthrough battle” policy to the novel coronavirus
- 08North Korea in January 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead