[NKSC PRESS RELEASE]
INFORMATION SUPPRESSION IN NORTH KOREA:
OVERCOMING SYSTEMS OF CONTROL
North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC) is to hold a seminar,’Information Suppression in North Korea: Overcoming Systems of Control’.
The event will take place at the Jung Dong Francisco Education Center on Thursday September 25, 2014.
The following topics will be addressed:
1. The System of Information Manipulation and its Purpose in North Korea
Kim Dong Sik, Institution for National Security StrategyWhy North Korea manipulates information and what are its end objectives.
2. Examples of Information Manipulation in North Korea
Jang Sae Yool, North Korea Cyber Research Center
Government manipulation to mystify the Kim regime.
3. Comparative looks at Information Manipulation in the Soviet Union
Fydor Tertisky, Univerisity of North Korean Studies
Understanding information repression by the Soviet Union through propaganda, surveillance and repression.The role and influence of civil society acting against the Soviet regime through rumors, music, information, and the black market.
4. SPECIAL GUESTS:
‘North Korea Hackathon’ winners Matthew Lee, Madison Suh, and Justice will talk how technology can be utilized to improve media dissemination in North Korea.They will present their winning concept, a small device that can capture satellite signals to show South Korean cable television once connected to a TV.
The event will be in KOREAN only. However, information will be available in English.
Contact Information: Young-rok Kim/ 010- 5123 1025/ firstname.lastname@example.org