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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tweets from the DMZ: Social Media in North Korea

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Social media has transformed culture, communication, creativity and journalism in every nation on Earth — other than North Korea, of course.
Wait — not so fast. What do we really know about social media’s role in the mysterious nation — or what role it could play in the future, in the open or underground?
Frankly, not much. But one of the few Western journalists who's reported from North Korea is piecing together the clues.
Get some insight and answers to your questions as Associated Press Social Media Editor Eric Carvin leads a conversation with AP Korea bureau chief Jean H. Lee, a social media-savvy journalist with firsthand expertise on the reclusive regime north of the 38th parallel.
Lee, named to Foreign Policy's Twitterati 100 list of Twitter feeds to follow, has made more than a dozen trips to North Korea and is the only American reporter with permission to travel there regularly. If anyone can make sense of social media’s role in the isolated nation, she’s the one.
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Eric Carvin

Social Media EditorAssociated PressEric Carvin is the social media editor at The Associated Press, where he directs social strategy throughout AP’s global news operations. He oversees the use of social media to uncover breaking news, gather user-generated content, connect with readers... Read More →
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Jean H. Lee

Pyongyang/Seoul Bureau ChiefAssociated PressJean H. Lee is the Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press. She has been Seoul bureau chief since 2008, and in January 2012 also became chief of AP’s new bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea. She divides her time between the two Korean... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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