N.Korean Newspaper Launches Website

      February 17, 2011 09:18

      North Korea has launched the website of the official Rodong Sinmun daily on the occasion of leader Kim Jong-il's birthday, it emerged on Wednesday. Until recently, the North posted Rodong Sinmun articles on a propaganda website named "Uriminzokkiri."

      The new website carries articles under various categories such as politics, economy, society, culture, and international news. One category is called "reunification." A brief history of the daily takes up the center of the website.

      The North has been carrying out an aggressive online propaganda campaign, using its country domain name .kp. Experts speculate that it wants to make propaganda materials more accessible and stir up dissent in South Korea, where the site has been blocked.

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