KIM Jong-un

Líder supremo de Corea del Norte desde el 17 de diciembre de 2011 

Depredador desde que llegó al poder

 República Popular Democrática de Corea, 179°/180 en la Clasificación Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa 2021

Dear [Name of Candidate],

I am writing to ask you what you plan to do to defend the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and the fundamental rights of journalists to practice their profession freely in what has become an increasingly hostile environment for information and news providers.

The United States, which enshrines press freedom in the First Amendment of its Constitution, is currently witnessing a drastic decline in media freedom. On June 28, one of the most horrific attacks on press freedom in the United States occurred when five employees, including four reporters, were killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. According to the US Press Freedom Tracker, which comprehensively documents press freedom violations in the US committed by national, state, and local authorities as well as private individuals, 33 journalists were arrested, 43 were physically attacked, and 15 seizures of journalists’ equipment occurred in 2017. In one of these incidents, Rep. Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a Guardian journalist the night before his state’s election. While covering the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, journalists were impersonated on social media, impeding their ability to accurately investigate the facts and disseminate information which could be vital to preventing a similar tragedy. This hostility towards the press not only risks compromising the American public’s right to be informed through journalists’ reporting, but can also degrade the public’s trust in the media itself.

This is not a partisan issue; it is a fundamental right that impacts every American no matter their politics. Journalism is at the crux of our democracy, and communities everywhere rely on journalists to provide them with information that is essential to their daily decision-making processes. It was local investigative journalist Curt Guyette who broke the story about Flint, Michigan’s lack of access to clean water in 2014, prompting years of class-action lawsuits, protests, and subsequent federal assistance to the city in order to try to resolve the crisis. Reporters Megan Twohey, Jodi Kantor, and Ronan Farrow publicized sexual assault allegations against influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017, leading to the ubiquitous and powerful #MeToo movement which brought decades of sexual abuse and harassment across multiple industries to light.

Yet freedom of the press in the US is currently in dire need of congressional support. It is our civic duty as one of the world’s leading democracies to uphold principles that support and protect the rights of journalists so that they may hold those in power accountable and ensure an informed and engaged community.

If you are elected, what do you plan to do to protect this utterly essential component of our democracy? What are your plans to protect the public’s right to be informed through a free and independent press?

[Your name]
Hello, my name is _______ and I am from [city, state].

I’m calling to let you know that [candidate/representative]'s stance on freedom of the press is extremely important in my decision to vote. I feel that this is not a partisan issue, but a fundamental right that impacts every American no matter their politics.

I have become increasingly concerned with the growing climate of hostility for journalists in this country, and I would like for [candidate/representative] to publicly address what they will do to defend press freedom if [he/she] is elected.

Thank you.
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    MÉTODO DE DEPREDACIÓN: vigilancia totalitaria, propaganda masiva, pena capital

    Kim Jong-un, hijo menor y sucesor del ex dictador norcoreano Kim Jong-il, es el líder supremo de un régimen totalitario que reafirma su poder mediante la vigilancia, la represión, la censura y la propaganda. El dirigente se burla constantemente del artículo 67 de la constitución del país, dedicado a la libertad de prensa, y solo permite que los medios de comunicación difundan contenidos que hagan apología del Partido, del Ejército o de su propia persona. Para mantener a la población aislada del resto del mundo, el régimen arresta, expulsa, envía a campos de trabajos forzados y asesina a trabajadores de los medios de comunicación. Los pocos corresponsales extranjeros autorizados a visitar el país tienen totalmente prohibido hablar con los ciudadanos, y las autoridades custodian todos sus movimientos, lo que convierte a Corea del Norte en uno de los países menos visitados del mundo por los periodistas. Los ciudadanos norcoreanos solo pueden obtener información de una única fuente autorizada: la agencia central de noticias KCNA, el organismo de propaganda del régimen. El mero hecho de consultar un medio de comunicación con sede en el extranjero puede llevarles a a pasar el resto de su vida en un campo de concentración, mientras que importar contenidos en grandes cantidades se castiga con la muerte.

    OBJETIVOS PREDILECTOS: los periodistas extranjeros

    Cualquier empresa periodística extranjera establecida en el país está sujeta a un estricto control que hace casi imposible el acceso a información independiente. Los periodistas extranjeros que consigan entrar en Corea del Norte deben estar preparados para el acoso de las autoridades. El periodista británico de la BBC Rupert Wingfield-Hayes fue detenido y deportado en mayo de 2016 por “atacar al sistema de la República Popular Democrática de Corea” y por hacer “periodismo no objetivo”. En 2017, el Tribunal Central de Corea del Norte condenó a muerte in absentia a cuatro periodistas surcoreanos después de que estos publicasen una reseña positiva de North Korean Confidential, un libro que el régimen considera insultante.

    DISCURSO OFICIAL: el control totalitario

    Los funcionarios a cargo de la propaganda deben convertirse en fervososos adeptos que trabajen incansablemente hasta que la gente comprenda plenamente las políticas del Partido y hasta que los proyectos de sus unidades alcancen la altura deseada por el Partido. Necesitamos propagandistas y agitadores que sigan propagando la llama”. (Extractos de una carta de Kim Jong-un del 9 de marzo de 2019 y dirigida a los funcionarios encargados de la propaganda).

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