Or check out my own instagram feed here where I’ve been posting geolocated iPhone and iPod touch pictures from inside North Korea since the beginning of 2013.
This past week marked my 20th trip to North Korea. It started in 2000 when I accompanied then-US Secretary of State Madelline Albright’s visit to meet the late leader Kim Jong Il. During that trip, we were told not to take photos from the bus we traveled in and my hotel window was covered with a black plastic sheet.
So, fast forward to this past week when North Korea’s mobile phone service provider, Koryolink, announced that foreigners visiting North Korea will be allowed to bring in their phones and can connect to the internet on the DPRK’s 3G network.
It’s a powerful way to connect directly with the outside world from one of the most isolated countries in the world. The window on to North Korea has been opened a small crack.
Meanwhile for all North Koreans who will not be allowed access to the same services, the window remains firmly shut.
Here are a few other links to sites talking about the instagram pictures and new acceptance of 3G in the DPRK.
A Q&A on National Geographic Newswatch
Track via Storify