<b>Aim for Dialogue To Avoid Growing Tensions</b>
The American comedy film depicting an assassination plot against North Korea's President Kim Jong Un has been released on the Internet, and screenings of the film have begun in U.S. theaters. The screenings were temporarily cancelled due to a cyberattack against the [Read more]
The FBI and White House still maintain that North Koreans hacked the servers of Sony Pictures, but there is no proof, and doubts are mounting.
In the first days after the hacker attack on the servers of Sony Pictures, North Korea’s responsibility for it seemed obvious – since the attack was presumed to be in [Read more]
The U.S. president took a firm stance against the ban on the feature film 'The Interview,' which has since been lifted, but when a Koran burning was filmed, Obama himself became the censor.
If North Korea were a halfway normal country, the Pyongyang regime would be content to ridicule this two-hour Hollywood romp from a distance and let it go at that.
According to many cybersecurity experts, the evidence that the FBI has presented against Pyongyang doesn’t hold water.
What happened to Sony’s film is nothing less than an act of transborder censorship, one which sets a terrible precedent.
It’s not often one has occasion to envy North Korea. It’s the most persecuted country in the world; it’s brought into comparison when one wants to insult and humiliate. The most severe sanctions, the grimmest image. Yet Russians could envy the [North Korean] DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) this week: [Read more]
North Korean organizations and leading figures will no longer be able to access American banks or financial operations involving the United States. This is the first series of retaliatory measures taken by Barack Obama in response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which aimed at stopping the release of the film [Read more]
No doubt the Pyongyang leadership is anxious about the certainty of the film eventually appearing in North Korea via smuggled DVDs and USB sticks. The movie’s content is sacrilegious. The film ultimately centers on the assassination of Kim Jong Un.