Saturday, July 15, 2006
Sending Radios to North Korea
How about that?
Let's send thousands of transistor radios by balloons to North Korea (just as they did in Afghanistan) so they can listen to South Korean broadcasts.
It has been estimated that each radio would only coast USD 20. This could probably be brought down if supported by a Japanese hi-tech manufacturer.
Why? This could help bring "modernity" to North Korea.
To foster discussion (which this blog has been horrible at), how do you rate this method to helping develop a civil society in North Korea?
There are many complications involved, including opposition from the Chinese and ROK governments (who wish to keep the status quo), cost and logistics (who should carry this out?).
Tell me that I'm crazy (but don't forget to come up with a better solution).
BBC article on 2003 radio attempt
Posted by SAP at 4:11 PM