November 28, 2011 12:47
A new online radio station relays recorded programs from a North Korean propaganda station to South Korea and around the world.
The website northkoreanradio.com posted a total of 23 50-minute-long English-language propaganda programs broadcast by Voice of Korea from June 2009 to July 2010.
Voice of Korea broadcasts from Pyongyang in Chinese, French, Arabic, English and Korean.
In April, the North's Central Broadcasting Station announced that Voice of Korea would open a website in time for regime founder Kim Il-sung's birthday on April 15.
Some programs from Voice of Korea and other videos about North Korea are also available on YouTube. On Oct. 24, four days after Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's death, a video based on a Voice of Korea broadcast was posted on the video channel featuring pictures of Gadhafi and Kim and calling for independence from "imperialists."
South Koreans cannot access Voice of Korea itself but can access the radionorthkorea.com website.
A police officer said, "It's difficult to block access on time to various North Korea-related sites that are springing up like mushrooms, although we keep checking websites with information that could be deemed a security risk and then asking the Korea Communications Standards Commission to block them."
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