North Korea “aggressively” jams new BBC broadcasts

(Source: The Telegraph)

The BBC’s new Korean-language service is being “aggressively targeted” by North Korean jamming of its broadcasts.

The service was launched on Monday and delivers a mixture of global news, sport and radio features to the whole of the Korean Peninsula for a three-hour window that starts at midnight local time.

Broadcasts are going out on two shortwave frequencies, from Taiwan and Tashkent, while the hour-long segment from 1am is relayed on medium wave from Mongolia, according to a report on the 38 North web site, operated by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

“As listening to foreign radio is illegal, the government makes a great effort to prevent people from doing so”, the report states. “At the most basic level, it modifies radios so they cannot be tuned to anything but state-run channels, although that can be later reverse engineered.

[…]The BBC broadcasts are going out after midnight, which will make it easier for listeners with access to short wave to tune in secretly.

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3 thoughts on “North Korea “aggressively” jams new BBC broadcasts

  1. Victor

    The only thing North Korea wants to achieve is security for itself. The North Korean leadership has long understood that no one can rely on anyone in this matter. Russia and China, formerly the guarantors of peace in Korea, are corrupt and only pursue their own interests in international politics. In this regard, North Korea’s desire to acquire nuclear weapons as a guarantor of protection against aggression is completely logical and legal. Probably, this mixed the plans of the United States and only because of such a stir.

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