Oct 25 2008

North Korea: Cell phone restrictions and food shortage

Published by at 6:08 am under Censorship


Cnet News reports on North Korea restricting the use of cell phones in order to keep news of developing food crisis from getting outside the country:

Vitit Muntarbhorn, the UN investigator from Thailand, claims the clampdown on cell phone and long-distance telephone calls was to prevent people from reporting on food shortages, the Web site reported.

The site also said that recent visitors to the country have reported that the North Korean government has been confiscating cell phones.

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