Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: North Korea
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: North Korea, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5675d2.html [accessed 1 September 2015]|
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On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, CPJ named North Korea the world's Most Censored Country. All domestic radio, television, and newspapers are controlled by the government. Radio and television receivers are locked to government-specified frequencies. Content is supplied almost entirely by the official Korean Central News Agency, which serves up a daily diet of fawning coverage of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il and his official engagements. The country's grinding poverty is never mentioned. Only small numbers of foreign journalists are allowed limited access each year, and they must be accompanied by "minders" wherever they go.