No more Seoul music: South Korea's propaganda machine silenced before summit

No more Seoul music: South Korea's propaganda machine silenced before summit
 

South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda across its border with North Korea for the first time in more than two years, in a gesture of goodwill just days before the countries’ leaders are to meet in a historic summit.
The South Korean defence ministry said the broadcasts, which blare pop music and criticism of the North’s dynastic rule across the heavily armed border, fell silent at midnight on Sunday.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Pyongyang, which uses loudspeakers to broadcast praise for its leader, Kim Jong-un, and patriotic songs, would reciprocate.
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23 April 2018 in World News, Views: 64
Source: Guardian
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