South Korea Blasts North Korea With Propaganda From Loudspeakers

South Korea is literally turning up the noise, across its border with North Korea, blasting propaganda via loudspeakers.

Propaganda is a form of communication used to influence people to support a cause or belief. Over time propaganda has taken the form of artwork, films, speeches and music -- though it's not limited to these forms of communication.

Some South Korean activists have even used balloons to try and spread their message to neighbors across the border. North Korea keeps a very tight lid on what information comes into the country. Just to give you an idea, some of the things we take for granted - like watching the news or searching on google are restricted in North Korea.

All media outlets are run by the government and internet access is very limited and strictly monitored.

Will Ripley is in Pyongyang with more.

Instructional Links

Website: BBC News, South Korea, Country Profile

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-15289563

Website: The World Fact Book, South Korea

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ks.html

Video & Lesson Plan: A Tale of Two Heavens: Escaping North Korea

http://ideastream.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/wa10.socst.global.conn.lpcrosheav/a-tale-of-two-heavens-escaping-north-korea/

Encyclopedia Article: World Book Student, Korea, North

http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar751407&st=north+korea#tab=homepage

Video: What is Proganda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ejTf0iu6yY

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