North Korea develops app to teach its ideology

An encyclopedic application will teach the Juche idea to a new generation of North Koreans, reports the BBC, which cites the state's official media organ thus: "People must try harder to learn the teachings of the founder Kim."

…this focus on doctrine seems to be part of a wider effort by the government to counter foreign influences that increasingly penetrate the isolated country through the proliferation of technology. The digitisation has seen a steady trickle of foreign news and entertainment entering North Korea on portable devices like USB memory sticks – something that presents a challenge for the authorities. North Korea's approach has been to embrace technology while making sure that it serves its purpose – to portray the state-sanctioned version of reality to the people.

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