State media review: North Korea celebrates itself as a land of gender equality
An in-depth analysis of Women’s Day celebrations, a law on cell phone use and agriculture amid a food crisis
North Korea celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday with small-scale events throughout the country, while state propaganda praised “patriotic” women who raise their children into loyal soldiers.
State media reported that the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly amended a law on cell phones, a sign of efforts to tighten social control over mobile communications.
Domestic outlets also called on citizens to sacrifice more for agricultural production as the DPRK seeks solutions to ongoing food problems.
Meanwhile, a Pyongyang propaganda outlet criticized South Korean foreign minister Park Jin after he
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