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Ha, Tae Keung

President, Open (Radio for) North Korea

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Tae Keung Ha is the president of Open Radio for North Korea, which broadcasts educational, cultural and personal message programming into North Korea. Previously he was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington D.C. and also worked as a senior research fellow at SK Research Institute, an international coordinator at the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet), and as a journalist and interpreter. He has also assisted North Korean refugees along the border with China. He was a former South Korean democracy activist in 1980s and early 1990s. He was imprisoned twice during the democracy struggle for two years. Ha received a bachelor's degree in physics from Seoul National University, a master's degree from the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University and a doctoral degree from the World Economy Institute (Northeast Asia) at Jilin University, China. He has contributed a number of articles about North Korea in Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and Chosun Ilbo.

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