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Weather balloons spread uncensored information to North Koreans


“The international community often focuses on how little we know about life inside North Korea—but the real story is that North Koreans know little to nothing about the world we live in,” says Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen.

See how the HRF and Fighters for a Free North Korea are taking action to to spread information to citizens living under censorship.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is pretty incredible. I wonder if North Korea would take the balloons down? Curious to know what each balloon says!

    • Idealist

      Yeah, we're curious too! Apparently some of them were packing DVDs of South Korea soap operas, and USBs loaded with a Korean version of Wikipedia. Awesome.