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North Korea driving instructions come to Google Maps

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North Korea has strict controls on internal movement, a scarcity of private car ownership and almost no Internet users. And now it’s also got satellite navigation through Google Maps. The service is available through the web and mobile apps and allows users to calculate travel time by car or foot [...]
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YouTube terminates most popular North Korean channel

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The most popular North Korea-related YouTube channel was deleted by the video website on Wednesday for copyright infringement. [April 26 update: The channel is now back. Read on for details of how that happened] The Stimme Koreas channel had amassed around 15 million views for the hundreds of [...]
 

Unification Ministry to launch North Korean portal on Monday

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South Korea’s Ministry of Unification will launch on Monday a new web portal focused on North Korea. The North Korea Information Portal, or NK Info for short, is intended to provide South Koreans with up to date information on the DPRK, the Unification Ministry said. Information on the site will be [...]
 

Wikipedia enters North Korea … via balloon

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The Korean-language version of Wikipedia, pro-democracy literature and entertainment were among the contents on USB sticks recently sent via balloon into North Korea. Twenty balloons, each carrying several large bags of propaganda materials, were launched on Wednesday from Paju, close to the [...]
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IJuche app banned in South Korea

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A recently-launched iPhone app that delivers articles from the Korean Central News Agency to iPhones and iPads has been banned in South Korea. The app, iJuche, was developed and published in late 2013 and was highlighted on NorthKoreaTech earlier this week. That publicity was apparently enough to [...]
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BBC decides against service for North Korea

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The BBC World Service has decided not to launch a service aimed at North Korea, concluding any programming aimed at the country would face an uncertain audience and not be cost-effective. The decision was relayed in a letter from British Foreign Secretary William Hague to the U.K. Parliament’s [...]
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App lets you keep up with KCNA on iPhone, iPad

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If you use an Apple iPhone or iPad, there’s a new app that lets you stay current with news from the Korean Central News Agency. IJuche is the product of work by Peter Curtis, who says he became fascinated with the DPRK after reading Andrew Holloway’s “A Year in Pyongyang.” “When I decided that I [...]
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“Mass intimidation” from DPRK media on Jang’s execution

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North Korean state media’s coverage of the arrest, trial and subsequent execution of Jang Song Thaek was “tantamount to mass intimidation,” Reporters Without Borders said on Thursday. “Although only to be expected from one of the world’s worst dictatorships, such manipulation of news and [...]
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