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South Korea is censoring the web, says North

29 Jan 2007

North Korea has complained that South Korea is blocking websites which are sympathetic to the North and thereby violating the public’s right to information. The North’s official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, claims that over 30 websites have been blocked, and in doing so the South Korean government has opposed democracy and human rights, and demonstrated its opposition to reconciliation to the North. Earlier this month South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said it had no intention of lifting the ban. It is estimated that 75% of the South’s population has access to the internet, whilst most North Koreans have no access to computers or the world wide web at all.

North Korea, South Korea

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