Article written by 2009 Abe Journalism Fellow Robert Boynton based on his project “Abduction: North Korea’s Kidnappings of South Korean and Japanese Citizens.”

To smuggle facts into or out of North Korea is to risk imprisonment and even execution. Yet today, aided by a half-dozen stealthy media organizations outside the country, citizen-journalists are using technologies new and old to break the regime’s iron grip on information. Will the truth set a nation free?

Publication Details

North Korea’s Digital Underground
Boynton, Robert S.
The Atlantic Monthly
Publish Date
April 2011
Boynton, Robert S., North Korea's Digital Underground (The Atlantic Monthly, April 2011).