Looking for clandestine news website about DPRK that I read about
December 15, 2013 10:23 AM Subscribe
A month or two ago I read about a network of clandestine reporters who use old cell phones to collect information inside North Korea and then publish it to the internet. What is the name of that website, and where did I see that article?
posted by vincele to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This is what I remember about the article. I remember it pretty well.
The site is run by a man living in China and he uses reporters from Japan, China, and ROK. Site readership is small but growing rapidly. Academic and diplomat-types have started to rely to it for high quality and accurate information. I think the site had a four-letter name, like KCIA but not that obviously. The hope of the site owner is that the news the reporters gather will find its way back into North Korea.
I cannot figure out the combination of search words that would lead me to the article. I might have read it in The Atlantic or Harpers. I give up. Looking for it is driving me crazy.
My question is not a covert ad for the site (I'm not astroturfing). I just want to find it!