Open Radio for North Korea

Defector media outlets align, want AM radio outlet

Four of South Korea’s leading defector-run media outlets have begun jointly lobbying the government on issues of mutual interest and their first target appears to be a mediumwave (AM) radio frequency. Radio Free Chosun, Open Radio for North Korea, Daily NK and OTV have come together under…


Open Radio for North Korea goes off the air

Open Radio for North Korea, one of the handful of private radio stations that targets North Korea, has reportedly ended broadcasts to the country. The Seoul-based station is understood to have suspended shortwave broadcasting at the end of March after a grant from the U.S….


Winter 2013/2014 radio broadcasts to North Korea

The various public and private radio stations that aim broadcasts at North Korea have just refreshed their broadcast schedules for the winter season. In addition to the publicly-funded outlets, there are several private stations. Their editorial balance at the stations differ although none are pro-regime stations….


Summer radio broadcasts to DPRK

The various public and private radio stations that aim broadcasts at North Korea have just refreshed their broadcast schedules for the summer season. In addition to the publicly-funded outlets, there are several private stations. Their editorial balance at the stations differ although none are pro-regime stations….



How Chinese cell phones help information flow

Bloomberg Businessweek has a story on the Chinese cell phones in use in North Korea along the border region. It estimates around 1,000 people use such phones to keep in touch with relatives and associates in China, South Korea and elsewhere. Because the cell phones…