Jamming points to North Korea

As tensions are elevated there are claims and denials concerning the actions of North Korea, including the use of radio to disrupt normal services. First came claims that GPS navigation was being jammed near the border with South Korea, reportedly affecting planes and ships, and mobile phones too.

North Korea officials in Pyongyang describe the claims are a "sheer fabrication". Now there are reports that it has aggressively jam the BBC’s new Korean language service, on the same day it began. The BBC shortwave announced the service of news, sport, business and culture for audiences on the Korean peninsula and Korean speakers around the world.

The North Korean regimes has imposed tight censorship that includes access to independent news, and has outlawed listening to foreign radio stations by DPRK citizens.


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