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Journalism in the service of a totalitarian dictatorship

first_img RSF_en October 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalism in the service of a totalitarian dictatorship Reports As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency A Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission learned that dozens of journalists have been re-educated or sent to camps for spelling mistakes or misquoting an official. Under Kim Jong-il’s direct control, the news media disseminate mind-numbing propaganda. The only way to get non-governmental news is to tune into the Korean-language broadcasts of foreign radio stations, but in North Korea, all radio and TV sets are pre-set and blocked onto the state media frequencies. Campaigns North KoreaAsia – Pacific Related documents Report North Korea in englishPDF – 407.18 KBPress release in chinesePDF – 63.38 KBPress release in koreanPDF – 109.38 KB North KoreaAsia – Pacific November 18, 2019 Find out more “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News News Organisation Follow the news on North Korea Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more For the past three years, North Korea has come last in the Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) worldwide ranking of countries by respect for press freedom. Yet, amid an international crisis linked to Pyongyang’s intransigence about its nuclear military programme, some observers have seen a cautious opening. Some international news media have even talked of a “Pyongyang spring.” What does this mean for press freedom?The information gathered from former North Korean journalists and from South Korean and international experts during a Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission to South Korea shows there have been no positive changes for the news media, which are all controlled by the single party and, some say, by Kim Jong-il in person. The word “reform” has indeed been used very occasionally by the media, but the regime continues to feed the population the same mind-numbing propaganda.Journalists are press-ganged by the party into implementing a “permanent information plan,” which sets a strict hierarchy for media work. The first priority is publicising the greatness of Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il. Then comes demonstrating the superiority of North Korean socialism, denouncing imperialist and bourgeois corruption, and criticising the invasion instinct of the imperialists and Japanese.In this report, entitled “Journalism in the service of a totalitarian dictatorship,” Reporters Without Borders reveals that at least 40 journalists have been “revolutionized,” that is to say re-educated, for such “journalistic errors” as misspelling a senior official’s name. Others have been sent to concentration camps where some 200,000 North Koreans are held. This is what happened to TV journalist Song Keum Chul, who disappeared in 1996 for questioning the official version of certain historic events.The only non-governmental news sources are foreign-language radio stations which broadcast in the Korean language. But radio and TV sets in North Korea are pre-set and blocked to State media frequencies and those who listen to foreign radio stations risk imprisonment. At the end of 2003, the party launched a campaign to check radio sets, which have been designated as the “regime’s new enemies.”Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to focus on the need for respect for the right of North Koreans to diverse news and information. April 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more


Weber State Football Ranked Sixth/Seventh In The Polls

first_imgSeptember 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Ranked Sixth/Seventh In The Polls Written by Tags: AFCA Coaches Poll/Eastern Washington/Flagstaff Arizona/Montana/STATS FCS poll/UC Davis/Weber State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, Weber State football, fresh off of a 45-28 win over Northern Colorado Saturday, found itself ranked sixth in the STATS FCS poll and seventh in the AFCA Coaches poll.The Wildcats have won three straight games after dropping the season opener to FBS Utah and are one of four Big Sky Conference teams to be ranked nationally.Eastern Washington is ranked #5 in both polls, Montana is 17th and UC Davis is ranked #19 in the STATS FCS poll.The Wildcats are currently on a bye week and will return to action October 6 at Flagstaff, Ariz. against Northern Arizona. Weber State returns to Stewart Stadium October 13 to host Eastern Washington. Brad Jameslast_img read more


Gov. Wolf: Progress from House Judiciary on Police Reforms is Encouraging, Timely

first_imgGov. Wolf: Progress from House Judiciary on Police Reforms is Encouraging, Timely Press Release,  Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf thanked the House Judiciary Committee for the encouraging progress it made today by overwhelmingly supporting amendments to two important pieces of legislation – the first steps in addressing law enforcement reform and accountability he announced on June 4.“When I introduced meaningful police reforms earlier this month, I said they would begin immediately and the General Assembly listened,” Gov. Wolf said. “It is past time to address the need for reforms that support law enforcement while protecting the public and these two bills do that. I commend the House Democrats for their leadership on law enforcement reform and the bipartisan commitment of the House Judiciary Committee. This is an important step forward and a reminder that we have more work to do to get these and other bill through the legislature and to my desk.”Amendments to House Bills 1841 and 1910 address the creation of a database of previous disciplinary actions for use in the hiring process for law enforcement officers and the need for mental health evaluations for law enforcement officers, respectively.Amendments to HB1910 include ensuring mental health evaluations for law enforcement personnel are available and a requirement for continued employment.The database associated with HB1841 would be administered through the independent Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission and would include information on any previous officer misconduct, including discharge of firearms, excessive use of force, or other complaints against an officer that would be helpful for an employer to have access to during the hiring process.“These amendments strengthen these bills and are in the best interest of our law enforcement personnel and the people they serve. I look forward to these bills moving through the General Assembly to my desk,” Gov. Wolf said.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 15, 2020last_img read more