Thursday, January 20, 2005

Mobcasting 'The Dear Leader'

From the North Korean exile newspaper DailyNK, comes a remarkable video. The tape, which is the third to emerge from North Korea in two weeks, appears to be the first ever of an anti-government demonstration in North Korea, a crime punishable by death. On the 35-minute segment North Koreans are seen carrying banners that NKZone translates to read: “Overthrow Kim Jong Il! Let’s rise up, my fellow citizens, and throw out Kim Jong Il!”

Rebecca Mckinnon speculates that now that they’re importing so many cheap Chinese mobile phones, regular North Koreans can start their own citizens journalism efforts and tell the world about Pyongyang abuses.

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