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International campaign in support of independent North Korean media

Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has launched an ad campaign in support of independent media that provide North Koreans with news and information. A campaign graphic with the image of a crumpled photo of Kim Jong-il is being carried by the Korean news portal http://kr.yahoo.com/. It will be visible for the next two weeks to millions of Korean Internet users.

Recent developments in the Korean peninsula have shown the urgency of making freely-reported news and information available to North Korea’s population.

Using a campaign ad denouncing Kim Jong-il’s media totalitarianism in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, English and French, RSF on Monday appealed to public opinion, governments, media and international organisations to support these North Korean freedom media.

RSF helps to fund Radio Free Chosun, Open Radio North Korea and Radio Free North Korea, which won the RSF - Fondation de France Prize in the “Media” category in 2008.

Date posted: January 19, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 63