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DPRK organizations called out for censorship

Three of North Korea’s state security and censorship organizations have been called out by Reporters Without Borders in the organization’s latest ranking of “Enemies of the Internet.” The report was published on Wednesday, which RSF and Amnesty International have named world day against cyber [...]

DPRK again one from bottom on press freedom ranking

North Korea has held on to its position as the second-worst country in the world for press freedoms, according to the latest annual survey by Reporters Without Borders. The report, published on Wednesday, put North Korea at position 179. During 2013, the country was singled out for particular [...]

“Mass intimidation” from DPRK media on Jang’s execution

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 [...]
Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, speaks at the company's Big Tent event in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2013.

Schmidt’s Washington speech on North Korea, Internet and dictatorships

Google has posted video of Eric Schmidt’s remarks at the recent “Big Tent” event in Washington, D.C. The Google-organized events act as idea summits and have been running for about three years and the D.C. event took place on April 26. During his speech, the chairman of Google talked about North [...]

North again ranked second worst for press freedom

File this one under business as usual. North Korea was again ranked second-to-last in Reporters Without Borders’ annual press freedom index while South Korea continued to drop down the ranking. The Paris-based press censorship watchdog ranked North Korea as 178th in its survey, just one rank above [...]

DPRK again named “Enemy of Internet”

North Korea remains high on the list of enemies of the Internet, Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said Monday in an annual report on Internet censorship. The country was listed alongside Bahrain, Belarus Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam as a [...]

DPRK again at bottom of press freedom ranking

North Korea has again been ranked the second-worst country in the world for press freedom by Reporters Without Borders. The Paris-based organization has consistently ranked the DPRK at the bottom of the world in terms of press freedom for the last decade. “It is no surprise that the same trio of [...]
Streets of Pyongyang

RSF reports on media in North Korea

Reporters Without Borders has published a detailed report on the North Korean media landscape. The report is the result of of a fact-finding trip to Seoul in July by an RSF staffer and concludes that North Korea is no longer as sealed off from the outside world as it used to be. Shortwave radio [...]
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