our staff inside North Korea work under assumed names.
article we provide with a byline stating a North Korean
reporter is reported by North Koreans themselves.
North Korea reporting team is in charge of nurturing
North Korean journalists. In towns along the Sino-North
Korea border, the team gives step-by-step training
in both journalistic principles and camera skills.
a country like North Korea where there has never been
journalism and freedom of the press, there is less
room for North Korean reporters to exercise a journalistic
approach to their reports and stories, even though
they have a strong commitment to the principles of
the censored state, people have no right of access
to information. Therefore, some of the articles may
contain subjective views and unverified information.
the ASIAPRESS North Korea reporting team makes every
effort to verify their information in diverse ways.
Via direct contact with persons in China, or oral
telecommunication from inside North Korea, the team
tries to prove the facts in each and every article.
Some relevant facts are added to the article in this
process to aid understanding.
security and protection of reporters is the utmost
cannot always keep a notebook, text or PC data with
these reasons, the team sometimes writes articles
with a North Korean reporterfs name on the byline,
based on oral information and telecommunication exchanges
with that reporter.
of Rimjin-gang North Korean Reporters
funding for North Korean reporter training is provided
by a grant from the Open Society Foundation.)