A Japanese newspaper reported that North Korean authorities have criminalized the use of the South Korean conversation language (dialect), reading books, and watching films and TV series produced in South Korea.
According to the information of “Rimjingang” newspaper, anyone caught watching South Korean films and cultural products will face a 15-year prison sentence, while those who distribute and sell such content will face a death sentence.
I also point out that anyone who prints a text written in South Korea faces a two-year penalty for social work.
It is noteworthy that North Korea had passed on December 4, 2020 a law to “eliminate reactionary ideas and culture,” and in this way the North Korean leadership seeks to deal with the influx of cultural products from the neighboring country.
The country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, at the end of 2020, wished reassurance to his people on the occasion of the New Year, stressing that he will fight next year for the approaching new era in which the “ideals and aspirations” of the people of the country are realized