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North Korea’s Digital Underground

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Atlantic correspondent Robert S. Boynton looks at the citizen-journalists inside North Korea who, aided by a half-dozen outside media organizations, are able to smuggle facts into and out of the country, risking mprisonment and even execution to do so. His article, “North Korea’s Digital Underground,” examines this dangerous—and increasingly successful—operation. It appears in the April issue of the The Atlantic.

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Comments [2]

Steve from Rockville Centre, NY

North Korea won't move towards a market economy because the current centrally controlled economy enables the government to deny or grant food and clothes to whomever it wants. An economy with some free-market tendancies takes that power away.

I agree Hugh - it's all about Wikileaks.

Mar. 17 2011 12:23 PM
Hugh Sansom

The key role in Tunisia was _not_ found in Twitter or Facebook, but in Wikilleaks. But Wikileaks is on Obama's and Biden's and Beck's official enemies list. John Burns and Bill Keller at The New York Times and others like The New Republic and The Atlantic have dutifully followed suit.

So much for American openness, free speech and democracy.

Mar. 17 2011 12:08 PM

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