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Media in North Korea

Mass Media in Asia

Chris Corneschi

on 11 September 2012

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MEDIA IN NORTH KOREA Peter Isaacs (s3403874)
Christopher Corneschi (s3331028) Introduction Introduction (continued) Data Collection A Quiet Opening, North Koreans in a Changing Media Environment North Korea Frontiers of Censorship – Investigation Report – October 2011 North Korea’s Internet strategy and its political implications Kim Chong-il in the North Korean Mass Media: A study of Semi-Esoteric Communication Red Feminism and Propaganda in Communist Media: Portrayals of Female Boxers in the North Korean Media Clandestine Journalism in North Korea: A Review of Rimjin-gang References fgsfds Korea seperated at the end of WWII following Japan's surrender
North was given to the USSR, South was given to USA
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or North Korea) was formed in 1948
North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, an attempt to unify the two countries.
Kim Il-sung, North Korea's first leader (1948-1994) 178 of 179 97 of 97 (Press Freedom Index 2011-2012) (Freedom of the Press 2012) “The role of a newspaper...is not limited solely to the dissemination of ideas, to political education, and to the enlistment of political allies. A newspaper is not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, it is also a collective organiser. In this last respect it may be likened to the scaffolding round a building under construction, which marks the contours of the structure and facilitates communication between the builders, enabling them to distribute the work and to view the common results achieved by their organised labour.”
(Vladimir Lenin, Where to Begin?, 1901, emphasis added) © AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Sourced from the Washington Times “The arena was filled with the fans’ supporting chants and shouts as our Kwang-ok Kim was driving Japanese Morimoto Shiro into the corner, and sending a heavy blow. The fans began to stand up, clenching their fists with shouting . . . The excitement in the arena was so great that all the fans behaved as if they were in the ring, and beating the Japanese as one."
(Uriminzokkiri, 2005, No. 3 Autumn: unspecified; emphasis added)

“When journalists asked the boxers about their feelings, our athletes answered that ‘we must win the fights because that is the only way to repay the beloved General for his love and trust towards us’. In addition, we want to satisfy the expectation of our people who are making every effort to build a great power state overcoming numerous difficulties.”
(Rodong Shinmoon, 29 June 2005: 4; emphasis added) A sports festival held in Pyongyang this year. Video created by KCNA, the state news agency. Front cover of
a 2010 issue of the
Rimjin-gang. “..the media is a kind of social infrastructure for making a democratic society. . . . I think it is necessary to fertilize North Korean society with the seed of journalism.”
(Jiro Ishimaru, Daily NK, 2007) Word of mouth is
North Korea's
main source of
information Cheap Chinese DVDs, radios, TVs, computers and USB devices are being made available through cross border trade. Mobile Phones © Eric Lafforgue Television © Eric Lafforgue © NBC News © Eric Lafforgue Radio
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