2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Using Technology to Help Liberate North Korea

Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St


North Korea is the world's most isolated and closed society. Any opinion critical of the government is banned, and dissidents are sent to concentration camps. Immigration and emigration are forbidden; the postal system reads and censors all mail; citizens cannot access the internet. However, over the past 15 years news and culture from the outside world have leaked into the country. Today North Koreans receive knowledge through illegal radio broadcasts and the smuggling of flash drives loaded with TV shows and other media. Join this conversation to learn how technology is leading an information revolution in the struggle for a free North Korea.

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