South Korean outlets censor North Korean satellite images of Seoul area
Fear of ROK security laws appears to drive decision to blur photos, even though this impedes accurate domestic analysis
Multiple South Korean media organizations censored purported satellite images of Seoul that North Korea published on Monday, a move that could prevent readers and independent analysts from evaluating Pyongyang’s claims for themselves.
DPRK state media released the images of Seoul and Incheon in a report about a test launch for a military reconnaissance satellite the day before, but Yonhap News Agency and other outlets only published pixelated versions of the already low-resolution images, which showed the Yongsan area where South Korea’s presidential office is located.
The self-censorship by ROK media appears to stem
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