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Extremely interesting podcast on life in North Korea from a journalist who went undercover

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Annie Waldman has a column in ProPublica that includes a SoundCloud recording, and it’s worth listening:

For decades, the daily life of North Koreans has remained a mystery. Few foreign journalists have been allowed into country, and North Koreans are rarely allowed to leave. The regime has relied on an oppressive surveillance apparatus to sustain its power and limit the flow of information.

But some journalists have been able to evade the censorship. Suki Kim, an American novelist and investigative journalist, spent months undercover inside the country, working as an English teacher at a boarding school for North Korea’s young elites. Her reportage captured an unprecedented portrait of the country, showing the hopes, dreams and lies of North Korean youth.

This week on the Breakthrough, Suki Kim takes us behind the closed borders of the Hermit Kingdom and reveals how she became one of the first reporters to go undercover in North Korea.

Listen to this podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or Stitcher.

Enjoy the podcast and want more? Dive deeper into this week’s episode:

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Written by LeisureGuy

13 January 2017 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Books, Daily life, Media

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  1. Fascinating!


    13 January 2017 at 6:35 pm

  2. The level of control is frightening. Re-incorporating North Korea into the community of nations will be difficult, since current generations are so heavily indoctrinated.


    13 January 2017 at 6:40 pm

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