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Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: North Korea

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2006
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In November, the government-controlled news agency denounced CNN as a "reptile broadcasting service" and "a political waiting maid for the U.S. administration" after the U.S. news channel aired footage of a public execution said to have been smuggled from the country by a defector. The Korean Central News Agency said that while the government had allowed CNN rare foreign access to the country in the past, the network had "dug its own grave" by broadcasting "lies" about the judicial process in North Korea.

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