Human-String Cyber Campaign Tugs at Heartstrings

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Human-String Cyber Campaign Tugs at Heartstrings

Over 700,000 people in cyberspace have been participating in the 'Human-String' campaign, which seeks to see the dismantling of the wire fence at the 38th parallel, the point at which the two Koreas are divided.
Since the campaign was started on December 1 last year, 49,000 netizens have clicked to participate in the campaign and 690,000 netizens have joined in 'cutting the cyber wire entanglement' - so far 17.3 kilometers of the total 249 kilometers of wire have been cut down.
The organizers of the campaign are the Christian Broadcasting System (CBS) and Korea Telecom, and it is sponsored by JoongAng Ilbo, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Information and Communications.
'If the family of my grandmother is still alive, I probably have cousins and nephews there now,' wrote Lee Hyun-jong, in her e-mail to North Korea. Her grandmother is from Taechun, Pyungan province in North Korea.
'I wish my country could become unified soon so I can meet my relatives,' Lee added.
The homepage is at www.peacekorea21.org. and they can be contacted by phone on (02)650-7052.
Park Hyun-sun : hyunsun@joongang.co.kr
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