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BBC's North Korean Broadcast Plan Hit a Snag

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 16 January 2014 @ 4:34 am | No Comments

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It is not the first time BBC's ambitious plan to reach out to one of the world's most reclusive countries has been thwarted. Back in June 2013, BBC World Service’ plan to air programmes in North Korea was curbed by government cuts to its budget [1]. This time, BBC has concluded ‘it is not currently possible’ for them ‘to offer a meaningful, effective and cost-effective service.’ North Korea Tech blog went over each possible hurdle [2] North Korean broadcast service would face, including the jamming issue, regulations and more.

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[1] was curbed by government cuts to its budget: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/jun/25/bbc-north-korea-budget-cuts

[2] went over each possible hurdle : http://www.northkoreatech.org/2014/01/14/bbc-decides-against-service-for-north-korea/

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