North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity

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North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity is a group of North Korean dissidents resident in South Korea.[1]

It was founded by Kim Heung Kwang[2] in October 2008.

Overview[edit]

NKIS’s mission is to promote freedom, democratization, reform, and human rights for North Korea. Its activities include:

  • Conducting academic research on North Korea and unification
  • Researching ideas on the development and progression of North Korea
  • Cultivating the skills of North Korean defector intellectuals and fostering younger generations

The organization has also been known to smuggle in USB drives containing political information about South Korean governmental activities along with DVDs and other South Korean media content.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Lloyd Parry (May 26, 2010). "North Korea cuts all ties with South". The Times. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  2. ^ Mike Shuster (June 15, 2010). "Awareness Of Outside World Growing In North Korea". NPR. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  3. ^ Bower, Janine. "What the Hallyu "Invasion" Means for North Korea". MTV Iggy. Retrieved 24 March 2013. International organizations such as the North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS) have been known to regularly smuggle in USB drives containing political information about South Korean governmental activities in the past, a practice that is now being mimicked with information carriers like USBs as well as DVDs with South Korean content on them, which are sold illegally after they cross the border. 

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