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VOA's Korean Service Broadcasts Live Conference on North Korea's Human Rights Crisis


VOA's Korean Service will broadcast live four-and-a-half hours of the Freedom House's conference "Freedom for All Koreans."

On July 19, the Voice of America's Korean Service will devote five-and-a-half hours to a live broadcast of Freedom House's conference "Freedom for All Koreans." This will include a live feed from the conference from 2:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m., VOA' regularly scheduled Korean-language program from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the final live feed from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (3:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Korean time). The broadcast will be carried on shortwave wave frequencies 6060, 7125, and 9510 kHz and also on the Internet at www.voakorea.com.

The conference "Freedom for All Koreans" launches the Freedom House's year-long campaign to direct the world's attention to and alleviate the plight of the 20 million North Koreans suffering under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Il. Featured speakers will be Kang Chol Hwan, a defector to South Korea and author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, and Natan Sharansky, former Soviet dissident, political prisioner and Israeli cabinet minister, and author of The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror.

For additional information on the conference, visit the Freedom House's website at www.nkfreedomhouse.org/.

VOA's Korean Service first went on the air August 29, 1942, and is one of VOA's longest-running language services.

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