The US human rights advocacy group Freedom House will reportedly give US$25,000 to a Korean NGO, Open Radio for North Korea (ORNK), the station said on its website yesterday. The money is to support radio programmes for families separated by the Korean War. The station said it was the first financial support from Freedom House for a Korean NGO.
ORNK has vowed to boost its programming for separated families. Members of such families can send their stories by phone or e-mail, and they will be broadcast to their families in North Korea. The station, opened in December 2005, broadcasts on shortwave on 7390kHz from 1400-1500 UTC every day. Ten weeks from next Monday will be devoted to programmes for separated families.
Open Radio for North Korea