North Koreas Underground DIY-Radio Makers

In Nordkorea werden nur Radios verkauft, die staatliche Sender empfangen können. Und deshalb hat sich dort ein DIY-Radio-Maker Underground gebildet.

“This is the living proof that North Koreans are strongly intent on learning about the outside world,” says Kim Seung-chul of North Korea Reform Radio, which produces daily broadcasts for North Koreans to "encourage the development of independent public opinion inside the country."

“Those who live near China may buy Chinese radio, but those who don’t have to contact the local ‘underground radio-maker,’” said Kim, a former engineer who now heads the small radio operation from Seoul, which broadcasts news and commentary. As he speaks, he holds a basic North Korean radio made from wood.

Guardian: North Korean pirate radio: homemade devices deliver banned broadcasts