Wednesday, March 23, 2016

North Korean regime intensifies signal jamming against foreign radio broadcasts

North Korea has been from the beginning of March continually signal jamming radio broadcasts on the shortwave frequency used by the South Korean non-profit broadcaster Unification Media Group (UMG). Given the present situation, in which North Korean residents might be influenced by outside information condemning the regime and explaining the purpose of the sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the regime has showed the will to block sources of outside information that might cause unrest.

The shortwave frequency in question--7515 kHz, in the 41 meter band--has been actively jammed, making it extremely difficult for North Korean listeners to tune in.

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