Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gagging of the Press

A bit late but, the Freedom of the Press 2008 notes that North Korea
"remained the most repressive media environment in the world in 2007". Further stating that "Under the penal code, listening to foreign broadcasts and possessing dissident publications is a “crime against the state” and carries harsh punishments, including hard labor, prisons sentences and the death penalty."
North Korea marginally beat the heavily repressive regime of Myanmar to secure the not-at-all coveted last place position on the list. A fully deserved ranking.

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui