S. Korea to ramp up border propaganda broadcasts to North: report

Since North Korea's widely condemned nuclear test, the South has blasted a mix of news, propaganda messages and Korean pop music across the border using giant banks of about 17 loudspeakersThe South Korean military is planning to ramp up its propaganda broadcasts targeting North Korean troops by doubling the number of loudspeakers along the heavily-fortified border, a report said Wednesday. Since the North’s widely-condemned nuclear test in January, the South has blasted a mix of news, propaganda messages and Korean pop music across the border using giant banks of about 17 loudspeakers. Yonhap news agency said the number of the loudspeakers would be doubled by the end of the year, and some ageing equipment replaced by new devices capable of broadcasting more than 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) away.

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