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Text of report by VOA News.com website on 4 September
The popularity of South Korean movies and dramas has spread throughout Asia - including North Korea, which strictly bans watching foreign television programmes. Jason Strother in Seoul introduces us to a North Korean refugee who says South Korean dramas inspired her to flee to the South.
Byun Nan-hee is a North Korean refugee who has lived in Seoul since 2002. In the North, she says, television programmes did only one thing: glorify the government and its leaders.
Byun says that on North Korean television, there are only programmes about Kim Jong-il or Kim Il-sung. Other dramas are about farmers …