Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Friday, January 26, 2007

North Korea protests internet censorship

North Korea has protested the blocking of about 30 of its internet websites in South Korea, including its official news agency, KCNA, reports Jurist Legal News and Research. The protest certainly has an ironic twist, given that North Korea is the most closed society on the planet, ranked at the very bottom in the press freedom index of Reporters Without Borders. Nevertheless, it is a valid objection on free speech grounds. Furthermore, allowing access to official propaganda websites from North Korea is not likely to stir popular upheaval in South Korea.

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