North Korea’s undercover journalists reveal videos of life in dictatorship1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
With its ruthless dictator, North Korea is the last country one might expect to see a middle-aged woman berating a policeman for demanding a bribe.
Video images smuggled out of North Korea hinted a growing willingness among a previously cowed public to speak out and demand change.
“The authorities no longer command the fear and respect of the people,” said Jiro Ishimaru, editor of Asiapress International. “That’s an enormous change that is taking place in North Korea.”
“I am not against North Korea or even Kim Jong-Il as a person, but I am against a system that does not allow people to live equally and has no democracy,” said Lee Jun, a journalist.