Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: North Korea, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5672927.html [accessed 28 February 2017]
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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.