‘Official’ North Korea Instagram created by German teenager

Started on May 1 of last year and with more than 7,000 avid followers, the Instagram account has become an online phenomenon
June 23rd, 2013
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A social media account claiming to be an “official” voice of North Korea is actually the work of a German teenager, NK News has learned.

In recent months Istagram’s northkorea_dprk_officialsite account amassed a large online following, purporting to be “Official Site of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea”. But rather than being the work of

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Christopher Barrett

Chris Barrett is a photojournalist from the United Kingdom. He is currently working on a long-term photographic project called “Icons Of Rhetoric

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