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[Graphic News] North Korea world’s 2nd most censored country

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Sept 17, 2019 - 18:24
  • Updated : Sept 17, 2019 - 18:24





North Korea is the world’s second-most censored country, an international press freedom group said in a recent report, calling Pyongyang’s media a state “mouthpiece.”

Access to the internet is restricted to the political elite, with some schools and state institutions having access to a tightly controlled intranet, according to the report. The African country of Eritrea topped the list.

The evaluation was based on a number of benchmarks, including the absence of privately owned or independent media, blocking of websites, jamming of foreign broadcasts and surveillance of journalists, the committee said. (Yonhap)