Program Preview: Media Bureaus Take Root in North Korea
Episode Date Dec 15 2011
In 2012, news bureaus will reveal more stories within the secretive borders of North Korea.
This summer, the Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent “comprehensive” bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang. Some say this agreement is unexpected for a country that has a reputation for press censorship: In recent years, investigative reporters have taken great risks to document human rights abuses and other startling stories that the North Korean government would prefer to keep locked away.
How did the AP coordinate with the North Korean government to open a bureau in a country that traditionally restricts international media access? Will it be easier for journalists to report stories that portray the government unfavorably? What major obstacles do North Korean journalists face?
Join us this week on Global Journalist, when we speak with those who report from and report about North Korea.
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Listen at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 on KBIA 91.3 FM.
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