Does the government control the media in North Korea?

Article 67 of the North Korean Constitution protects freedom of speech and freedom of the press. In practice, however, the press is tightly controlled by the state, and the government only allows speech that supports it and the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.

Is North Korea a cyber threat?

Despite being considered secondary to China and Russia as a cyber threat, North Korea is committed to advancing its cyber capabilities and narrowing the cyber threat gap with China and Russia.

Is North Korea a hacker?

North Korea, moreover, is the only nation in the world whose government is known to conduct nakedly criminal hacking for monetary gain. Units of its military-intelligence division, the Reconnaissance General Bureau, are trained specifically for this purpose.

Who is not allowed in North Korea?

Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State. Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances. More information on how to apply for the special validation is available here.

Are North Koreans good at maths?

Most North Koreans are not particularly good at math, but a few of them are heavily nurtured for the sole purpose of winning medals at the IMO.

Is North Korea a free market economy?

The economy of North Korea is a centrally planned economy, following Juche, where the role of market allocation schemes is limited, although increasing. As of 2021, North Korea continues its basic adherence to a centralized command economy.

What is the problem with dictatorship in North Korea?

The problem with the dictatorship in the country is that if the state owns something, it does not benefit the people but only Kim and a few elite individuals of the nation.

Who is the leader of the North Korea?

Kim Jong-il is a self-proclaimed expert on the Internet, but understandably, Kim was having a hard time getting other people who were not otherwise required by law to believe this. No problem. He would just change their minds with the greatest Democratic People’s Republic of Korea website… that 1998 can buy!

Is it illegal to speak out against North Korea?

Speaking out against the regime in North Korea is strictly forbidden. The only opinion allowed to be voiced inside the country is the regime’s. Even minor criticism of Kim Jong-un can result in entire families spending the rest of their lives in a political prison camp.

How is North Korea isolating the people of North Korea?

The regime has co-opted technological advances in order to continue isolating the North Korean people. Approved North Korean smartphones cannot access the internet. Instead they are connected to the country’s intranet which is severely restricted and controlled by the regime.