De Toestand in Korea mini-podcast

Ik dacht dat ik eens wat anders zou doen. Mini-podcasts van een minuut of vijf die ik makkelijk opneem en monteer over allerlei actuele Koreaanse onderwerpen. Hierbij dus. Ik maak deze snel en waar ik kan, dus de geluidskwaliteit kan minder zijn. De geluidseffecten zijn wel weer super, maar die zijn dan weer niet van mij. Die komen van Setuniman (zoals die coole mysterieuze intro die helemaal niet bij de podcast past, maar die ik te gaaf vind om niet te gebruiken) en hebben een Creative Commons licence zoals hier wordt uitgelegd.

Ik plak de mini-podcastjes hieronder in volgorde van datum met het onderwerp erachter.

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Korean translation report Slaves to the System research project

It took a while, since our funding ran out and we had to make do, but as inventive, creative and badass ninja academics we got going when the going got tough. So here is the Korean translation of our research report on DPRK forced labour in the EU, episode 1. We’d thought we make life a bit easier for the Pyongyang apparatchiks tasked with being indignant about our research (please send your complaints here or here; AFAIK anything you’ll send will end up at the second address also). You’ll just have to look past the South Korean spelling, comrades, but the sunny side is that you won’t have to translate it yourself. 

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Yoda says: Inevitable Is Imperialist Reactionary Forces’ Decline and Ruin

Screenshot 2016-06-03 15.31.01It is perhaps too easy to make fun of North Korean propaganda, but needs must when the devil vomits into your kettle (ask Sarah Michelle where this one comes from). And if the absence of good (or even just moderately bad) news from Pyongyang isn’t enough (with the noted exception of course of the quality of the cappuccino one can drink in Pyongyang these days, I am told – frequently; and foreigners can apparently also win law suits in North Korea these days! Oh my),

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Initial findings Slaves to the System published

DPRK worker in Poland. Copyright Vice Media Germany.

DPRK worker in Poland. Copyright Vice Media Germany.

The initial findings of the Slaves to the System project have just been published at the LeidenAsiaCentre website. Peruse the report at your own risk, for it is a ‘grave provocation’ to the DPRK, an ‘act of hostility’ and an “attempt to damage the dignity” of the Supreme Leader. Judge for yourself and read the report. But first back up your hard drive, because if only one tenth of the stories about DPRK hackers is true, they are already listening in on your phone and watching you saving your precious bitcoins. 

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