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Seoul based North Korean news outlet Daily NK seeks $10k in crowdfunding

Daily NK, an online media outlet which covers North Korean news, is seeking $10,000 (£6,477) in crowdfunding to help develop and secure the site.

The website is ran out of Seoul, South Korea but says it uses a network of undercover reporters based in North Korea to bring news from inside the country.

"Since 2004, Daily NK's undercover citizen journalists inside North Korea have reported timely and accurate news to the outside world," reads its Indiegogo page.

"We want to be there to deliver news the most effective way possible and we need your support."

The team wants the funding in order to develop the website, incorporating responsive web design so it is optimized for viewing by a "growing international audience" across desktop, tablet and mobile.

The campaign also explains that the site is the target of frequent cyber attacks from inside North Korea and China. The money will fund security updates "to safeguard the free flow of information".

Staffed by South Korean democracy activists, North Korean defectors and international researchers, the site is often the source of international media stories and has a partnership with Bloomberg.

In an article from earlier this year, the Economist outlined the importance of the Daily NK in "amplify the information flow" out of North Korea.