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US-North Korea Conflict over Film

January 19, 2015 // Miyanichi Press - Japan - Japanese

<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]

Who Has Really Attacked Sony?

January 16, 2015 // Rzeczpospolita - Poland - Polish

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]

Having Soup with the Devil

January 9, 2015 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

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.

The War of Our Times

January 5, 2015 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

What happened to Sony’s film is nothing less than an act of transborder censorship, one which sets a terrible precedent.

Hollywood at War

January 4, 2015 // Komsomolskaya Pravda - Russia - Russian

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]

The Power of a Laugh

January 2, 2015 // The JoongAng Ilbo - South Korea - English

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.
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