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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- 02Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans
- 03North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
- 04Some progress on long-stalled Pyongyang housing blocks under new campaign
- 05Sitting above rank: the rise of Ri Pyong Chol, Pak Jong Chon, and the military
- 06Secret partner: North Korean in Thailand behind network of money-making entities
- 07North Korean think tank statement shows focus on U.S. ‘hostile policy’ prevails
- 08Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?