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Album Title: Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive
Date: December 18, 2019
Location: National Press Club Holeman Lounge 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045
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On December 18, 2019, HRNK launched its latest report, "Digital Trenches: North Korea's Information Counter-Offensive" by Martyn Williams. Introductory keynote remarks were given by Ambassador Robert King, Former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues. Martyn Williams, author of "Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive" presented his finding from the report. Discussants included Michael C. Anderson (Major, USMC (ret.)), Thomas Barker (Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, Foley Hoag LLP and Board Member, HRNK), and David Maxwell (Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Board Member, HRNK). The panel was moderated by Greg Scarlatoiu (Executive Director, HRNK).

December 18, 2019
On December 18, 2019, HRNK launched its latest report, "Digital Trenches: North Korea's Information Counter-Offensive" by Martyn Williams. Introductory keynote remarks were given by Ambassador Robert King, Former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues. Martyn Williams, author of "Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive" presented his finding from the report. Discussants included Michael C. Anderson (Major, USMC (ret.)), Thomas Barker (Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, Foley Hoag LLP and Board Member, HRNK), and David Maxwell (Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Board Member, HRNK). The panel was moderated by Greg Scarlatoiu (Executive Director, HRNK).
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