Nonprofit Uses Times Square Ads to Jumpstart North Korea Human Rights Campaign

2017-08-31T14:55:38+00:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: HUB-Posts, National & Local News|Tags: |

A human rights nonprofit has purchased billboard space in New York City’s Times Square as part of a campaign to refocus discussion on North Korea.

In July, the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) purchased time on an electronic billboard in Times Square to feature three ads — one about the estimated 120,000 North Koreansbelieved to be incarcerated in political prison camps, according to United Nations officials; one showing a NASA satellite image of a nearly pitch-black North Korea at night; and a third showing a human silhouette trapped in barbed wire along with the phrase “Freedom and justice for North Koreans.”