North Korea

Country Profile: North Korea
Internet and Intranet in North Korea The community of Internet users in North Korea consists almost entirely of elites and foreigners. A select few, including members of Kim Jung Il’s inner circle, enjoy unfiltered Internet access via satellite link to servers in Germany,...
ONI Blog: Reporters Without Borders Releases "Enemies of the Internet" Report
Last week on World Day Against Cyber Censorship, Reporters Without Borders released this year's "Enemies of the Internet" report. Among the newest additions to the list are Bahrain and Belarus, both of which had been under surveillance but had not...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: July 15, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Internet Oasis or Filter-Free Mirage: China, North Korea Plan Unrestricted Internet Districts, UAE Experience Tells a Different Story
Co-authored by Jackie Kerr. North Korea has announced plans to create an Internet and mobile phone zone in its Mount Kumgang tourism zone. If implemented, such an Internet zone would mark an unprecedented opening of net and mobile freedom in one...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: June 3, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: More than half a billion Internet users are being filtered worldwide
The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) has been monitoring Internet filtering around the world since 2002. Currently, more than 40 countries are filtering the Internet to varying degrees, while a number of others, including Australia, Iraq, and Spain, are considering enacting filtering policies....
ONI Blog: ONI Releases Reports on Filtering in Asia, China
New research from the OpenNet Initiative reveals accelerating restrictions on Internet content as Asian governments shift to next generation controls. These new techniques go beyond blocking access to websites and are more informal and fluid, implemented at edges of the network, and...
ONI Blog: North Korea and the internet: Weird but wired (The Economist)
As a recent piece in The Economist discusses, the Internet -- or more accurately, the intranet -- in North Korea is proving useful in some surprising ways. ...
ONI Blog: North Korea says South's Web ban violates freedom (Reuters)
SEOUL (Reuters) - "North Korea said on Friday [Jan. 26] the South Korean government was violating the public's basic right to information by blocking access to Web sites sympathetic to the North." See full story. ...
ONI Blog: The New York Times: The Internet black hole that is North Korea
Tom Zeller Jr. of The New York Times writes: "While other restrictive regimes have sought to find ways to limit the Internet — through filters and blocks and threats — North Korea has chosen to stay wholly off the grid." ...