Spurious Statistics or Spurious Journalism?

May 11th, 2012
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Most of us understand reporting on North Korea can be difficult. The majority of internal information is considered a state secret, media access is extremely limited, and its people rarely speak to outsiders (and when they do its only they’re accompanied by minders). However, these difficulties seem to have created an unfortunate ‘anything goes’ policy

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About the Author

David Slatter

David Slatter is a remote contributor and intern-editor for NKNews. He is a resident of Seoul and is active in the North Korean Human Rights movement there. He is a graduate of International History and Politics, and the current focus of his study and writing is Inter-Korean relations.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chadocarroll Chad OC

    This is a great article, thanks for pointing this out and hat tip to Richard Lloyd Parry for raising the issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chadocarroll Chad OC

    This is a great article, thanks for pointing this out and hat tip to Richard Lloyd Parry for raising the issue.

  • Richard Lloyd Parry

    I have no idea why I am being credited for “highlighting” the article to which you refer. The opposite is the case – my attention was drawn to it by a tweet by NKNews.

    In case it’s not obvious, I don’t endorse your callow, ill-written and misspelled post.

    • http://www.nknews.org NK News

      You are being credited for highlighting the article due to the Tweet you made about it, which we have a screenshot of here: 
      http://i49.tinypic.com/2ql7o8j.jpg 

      Strangely, this Tweet has now disappeared from your own Twitter wall.

  • Richard Lloyd Parry

    I have no idea why I am being credited for “highlighting” the article to which you refer. The opposite is the case – my attention was drawn to it by a tweet by NKNews.

    In case it’s not obvious, I don’t endorse your callow, ill-written and misspelled post.

    • http://www.nknews.org NK News

      You are being credited for highlighting the article due to the Tweet you made about it, which we have a screenshot of here: 
      http://i49.tinypic.com/2ql7o8j.jpg 

      Strangely, this Tweet has now disappeared from your own Twitter wall.

  • Brucerhee1127

    No shit richard lloyd parry, this article was pointing out the shittiness of the poor excuse for journalism that was your article. Cunts like you that perpetuate the ignorance that is so prevalent amongst this generation.

    • http://www.nknews.org NK News

      Please don’t swear on this forum.

  • Brucerhee1127

    No shit richard lloyd parry, this article was pointing out the shittiness of the poor excuse for journalism that was your article. Cunts like you that perpetuate the ignorance that is so prevalent amongst this generation.

    • http://www.nknews.org NK News

      Please don’t swear on this forum.

  • Joern

    Thank you for the insightful comment. That the improvement is only relative, however, seems not to be the case. The absolute numbers also reported by the Economist’s article suggest otherwise:
    North Korea 32 % stunted children; Yemen, for example, 58 %…

  • Joern

    Thank you for the insightful comment. That the improvement is only relative, however, seems not to be the case. The absolute numbers also reported by the Economist’s article suggest otherwise:
    North Korea 32 % stunted children; Yemen, for example, 58 %…

  • Fred Bauder
  • Fred Bauder