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The Korea Now Podcast

Nov 20, 2018

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Jieun Baek. They speak about the information landscape inside North Korea, the limitations and punishments imposed upon the consumption of outside media, the ways in which knowledge of the outside world has managed to bypass these restrictions since the famine-years, and the impact that such new sources of  information is having on both individuals and the broader North Korean society.

Jieun Baek is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. She has previously held a position as a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and has written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Politico and the Huffington Post. Pertinent to this podcast, Jieun is the author of ‘North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society’.

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