On March 20th, major departments of North Korean Workers' Party and major government agencies have begun modifying their confidential documents, as well as their intranet called 'Kwang Myoung Network,' said our source in North Korea on March 31st. They are simplifying the contents of the document to manage them more efficiently, while restricting the access to them by the civilians by fixing the intranet system.
According to the source, the overall modification process is supervised by the Party's Central Guidance Department and the Department of Propaganda, while Korean Computer Center (KCC) will be the one that leads and carries out the process within four weeks’ time, with the aid of Grand People's Study House(a national library of N. Korea.)
As for the confidential documents, they are focusing on simplifying the contents. Each department of the Central Party has a place where the people in charge produce and archive departmental documentation, which are confidential. Documentation can include instruction manuals, project status reports, project process reports, meeting reports, and other management and operations-related material. Each department and agency are reviewing and simplifying such documents.
So far, every N. Korean registered for the 'Kwang Myoung Network' has been allowed to view all materials on the network. Both civilians and the government officials held the same level of access. However one key enhancements being made to the system is the ability for the government to grant/restrict access depending on their level. Some of the materials that were previously available to the general intranet membership will be restricted to a subset of the members.
The experts dispatched from KCC are in charge of modifying 'Kwang Myoung Network,' under the supervision of the department of Propaganda of each provincial party. KCC experts are reviewing and modifying materials on major websites.
'Kwang Myoung Network' has been providing information services through the websites of major research institutes and educational institutes. Moreover, all of the documents and lecture resources from the Grand People's Study House, the biggest library in N. Korea, have been available through the intranet.
However, after the modification, it will be difficult to access some of the secret materials that have been easily accessible via intranet so far, the source predict. As a result, the authorized government officials will be able to access them with more effectiveness, while the civilians will be more restricted to see those materials.
Translation by Hoyeon Choi Supervised by Young Cho
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