December 07, 2023

Meet the Man Who Edits Kim Jong Un’s Speeches

NK NEWS speaks to Michael Harrold, Kim Jong Un's speech copyeditor, about working for North Korea

When Kim Jong Un introduced himself to the world last year with his first public speech, it made global headlines.

Speaking on Kim Il Sung's 100th birthday, the youngest Kim's speech was a major event for North Koreans – Kim Jong Il's voice was famously only broadcast once. It is an unusual honour, therefore, that the young leader gave the task of bringing his first words to the world to British national Michael Harrold.