An editorial in The New York Times, “North Korea’s Defiance,” advises that “the United States should invest more in Radio Free Asia so that more outside information could reach North Korea’s people.” The article further states that “still, it should keep seeking dialogue. No good comes from ignoring North Korea.”
BBG Watch fully agrees. Specialized reporting by Radio Free Asia (RFA) and other surrogate broadcasters to countries facing severe state censorship and human rights abuses is too important to be undermined by attempts of Washington bureaucrats to centrally control such U.S. government-funded broadcasting organizations and to deny them adequate funding.
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(Source: The New York Times via BBG Watch)