· August, 2013

Stories about North Korea from August, 2013

Charges Dropped for South Korean Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

  24 August 2013

Park Jeong-geun, a photographer/activist who was sentenced to 10 months jail term for satirically re-tweeting messages from a North Korean official account, was found not guilty [ko]. A flurry of tweets congratulating him were sent to Park's Twitter account (@seouldecadence), who tweeted after the verdict [ko] that there is a chance the prosecutor may...

Suspicions Arose Over North Korean Defector-Turned-Lawmaker

  24 August 2013

During a parliamentary hearing on the spy agency election interference scandal, Cho Myung-chul, a ruling party lawmaker famous for being the first North Korean defector to take a senior government post in South Korea, went under fire for making snide and offensive remarks discriminating against people from certain province. More criticisms mount as...

An Extensive Review of North Korea's Latest Tablet Computer

  2 August 2013

The love of tablet computer is universal, and North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive countries, is no exception to this tech trend. North Korea Tech blog wrote a detailed review of the country's latest tablet model based on information he gleaned via extensive email exchanges, phone calls and...

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