Grab your popcorn: "The Interview" will be showing in select theaters on Christmas Day after Sony decided to reverse its decision to show the movie in the wake of threats and a hacking scandal. But even brief success may give countries like North Korea a blueprint for future attacks.
For years, Stephen Colbert's conservative parody showed how satire and ridicule can be powerful forms of expression. Now with Sony canceling "The Interview" in the face of apparent North Korean threats, his show's ending seems like an even bigger blow for free speech.
Missionaries have been spreading the Gospel and doing humanitarian work with North Korean refugees in northeast China for a long time. But detentions of foreign missionaries are rising as Beijing clamps down on Christian activity, trying to help stabilize its North Korean allies.
When The Interview comes out in December, it may very well be the first movie ever to cause a cyber attack. Sony Pictures was recently attacked by hackers — and many people think the hackers were North Koreans motivated by the new movie, which discusses a secret mission to North Korea to kill Kim Jong-un.
North Koreans refer to their supreme leader Kim Jong-Un is the "respected marshal." But that didn't stop the United Nations General Assembly from passing a resolution on North Korea’s human rights record that brings Kim one step closer to being charged with crimes against humanity.
The United Nations is expected to hold a vote on North Korea’s human rights record next week. And it could bring Kim Jong-un one step closer to being indicted for human rights atrocities under international law.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un finally made another public appearance on Monday, or so the country's state media claims. But no matter what, his disappearance — and reemergence — didn't seem to have much of an effect in North Korea itself.
Yeonmi Park fled North Korea when she was 14. She risked her life, crossed three mountains and a frozen lake to get to China and eventually to South Korea. Now she says she wants to raise awareness about the people she left behind.
Male members of a small, mouse-like species in Papua New Guinea that care barely stand to come into contact with female members of their species, according to new research. Meanwhile, old episodes of Doctor Who, the pop-hit TV show, have resurfaced. Today's Global Scan.
North Korea limits its citizens to a government-sponsored intranet, but it can't shield its population entirely from the widening reach of global technology, says Scott Thomas Bruce with the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability.
North Korea's dictatorial regime tries to control what outsiders know of North Korea and what North Koreans know of the outside world. A new WGBH Frontline documentary offers a rare glimpse of life inside the country... gathered from film smuggled out by undercover reporters.