[NK News] Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea

14 Dec 2023

On November 17, NK News reported on the recently opened North Korean Human Rights Museum and its inaugural exhibit, "The Echo Never Stops" which highlights the North Korean regime's restriction on freedom of expression.

Hayoung Ahn and Sujin Kim, NKDB researchers and organizers of the exhibition, took note of the reality of North Korean society where the people could not freely speak a single word, and hoped that the public would be able to empathize with them through this exhibition.

Sujin Kim, an officer at the museum and organizer of the exhibition, highlighted the stark North Koreans face in her remarks ahead of the exhibition’s opening on Wednesday. 

“The words we commonly use, such as, ‘I am hungry’ or ‘I am tired’ can become the reason for someone to become a political criminal,” Kim said.  

Kim told NK News that the exhibition aims to “question the ironic nature of North Korean society, where speaking certain words can expose individuals to violence and death.”

You can read the full article on NK News website by clicking HERE.

The Museum is on the third floor of 14 Gyeonghuigung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

It opens Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on public holidays, and admission is free for everyone.

For more information on the inaugural exhibit "The Echo Never Stops," click HERE.

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