This is another step in the struggle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un against external influences and for better “home entertainment”, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
The new anti-reactionary law was passed late last year and has now been announced by the Seoul-based Daily NK, which uses sources from North Korea to report the events to the isolated DRC.
Under the new rules, those detained in a prison camp run the risk of being watched by those who watch or read South Korean media, as well as for the acquisition or distribution of pornography, the use of unregistered television, radio, computers, foreign cell phones or others. electronic devices. Parents whose children violate the ban face fines.
Japanese media outlets with links to the PRC reported this month that the new law also prohibits speaking or writing in South Korean style. According to them, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized, for example, the common South Korean practice of using the terms older and younger sister or brother for people unrelated to that person. Reuters could not verify this information from independent sources.
Smuggling of materials from the US threatens death
According to the Daily NK, anyone caught importing banned material from South Korea for life in the DRC, while anyone caught importing significant amounts of banned content from the United States or Japan could face the death penalty.
The new law appears to increase some penalties and tighten restrictions on the North Korean government’s long-standing fight against foreign intelligence. The emphasis on South Korean materials and such vague elements as accent only illustrate the North Korean government’s concerns about the influence of a richer and more democratic South, said Pak So-kil of North Korea’s Freedom Group, which supports dissidents. .
Limited but growing access to information, for example through border trade with China, is helping to accelerate subtle changes in the PRC, where state media can only focus on building on the prestige of leader Kim Jong Un, Tche said. Jong-ho, North Korea’s first apostate to become a South Korean MP. “During the day, residents shout ‘Long live Kim Jong Un!’, While at night they watch South Korean series and movies,” Che added.
“Total travelaholic. Subtly charming zombie geek. Friend of animals everywhere. Music buff. Explorer. Tv junkie.”