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North Korea Cuts 3G Mobile Web Access for Foreign Visitors

North Korea Cuts Cell 3G

Groups that organize trips to North Korea say the country is no longer offering mobile Internet to foreign visitors, just weeks after it unveiled a new 3G service that promised an unprecedented look into the notoriously closed state. The apparently

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Hackers Target US-Based North Korean Rights Group

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A Washington-based organization that monitors human rights in North Korea says hackers attacked its website on the same day a cyber attack hit South Korean banks and broadcasters. Greg Scarlatoiu, the executive director for the Committee for Human Rights in

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Posted in Censorship, Human Rights, World News

Human Rights: UN to Investigate Rights Violations in North Korea

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The United Nations has established a commission to investigate human rights violations in North Korea, saying some of them may amount to “crimes against humanity.” The U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to create the commission, which

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Posted in Censorship, Human Rights

Internet Censorship: New Internet Regulations Provide Window into North Korea

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Foreigners living in and visiting North Korea can now access Twitter, Facebook, and other social media on their mobile phones, providing what could be an unprecedented, real-time view of the notoriously isolated country. A slow but steady stream of tweets

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship, World News

Music Censorship: North Korea Crackdown on ‘Thumb Drives’

North Koreans find new ways to access illicit South Korean pop culture. North Korean authorities are stepping up a crackdown on portable media devices in an attempt to block the spread of “Korean Wave” culture from the South, North Korean

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Music Censorship

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