The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders is today launching an ad campaign in support of independent media that provide North Koreans with news and information. A campaign graphic with the image of a crumpled photo of Kim Jong-il is being carried by the Korean news portal http://kr.yahoo.com/. It will be visible for the next two weeks to millions of Korean Internet users.
Recent developments in the Korean peninsula have shown the urgency of making freely-reported news and information available to North Korea’s population.
Using a campaign ad denouncing Kim Jong-il’s media totalitarianism in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, English and French, Reporters Without Borders is appealing to public opinion, governments, media and international organizations to support these North Korean freedom media.
Reporters Without Borders helps to fund Radio Free Chosun, Open Radio North Korea and Radio Free North Korea, which won the Reporters Without Borders - Fondation de France Prize in the “Media” category in 2008.