Since our first radio broadcast in 2005, our listener base has grown to approximately 3% of North Korea’s adult population. By securing additional transmission stations and expanding our listening hours, Unification Media Group is uniquely placed to grow our listener base to 10% of North Korea’s adult population – a one-million-strong civil society empowered to foment change from within the country.
Our network of citizen journalists inside North Korea are tasked with reporting accurate and up-to-date information about the impact of the regime’s policies and the daily lives of the North Korean people. Recruiting new human resources within North Korea will increase our capacity to relay information within and out of North Korea.
The spread of mobile telecommunication services means that information sharing is now gathering momentum, with over 7 million people having mobile-phone subscriptions on the North’s domestic network, providing immense potential for progressive social change.
Thousands of North Koreans remain as laborers abroad earning money for themselves and the state, providing an opportunity to reach these individuals, who may become communication hubs at relative liberty to disseminate information that they acquired abroad once returning home.