September 23, 2020

North Korea issues guidelines for journalists covering upcoming 9/9 celebrations

Document handed out as 130 reporters arrive in Pyongyang this week

North Korean authorities on Thursday distributed a document to journalists arriving in the North Korean capital, which described what is - and isn’t - expected of the press in their coverage of the upcoming September 9 celebrations and surrounding events.

The document, titled “Regulations for the activities by foreign journalists in the territory of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” and dated from two years ago, warns attending media against “distorting the realities” of the country.