This week, we introduce you to the first installment of the Foreign Media Monitor (FMM) podcast series, based on the weekly service available to NK Pro subscribers.
While North Korea coverage in Western media is typically quite comprehensive, there are plenty of unique, locally-sourced news and analysis available only in foreign language outlets that are often overlooked because of a language barrier.
And every week, the Foreign Media Monitor collects those unnoticed unique stories from Chinese, Japanese, South Korean and Russian media, combined into a professionally-translated newsletter for NK Pro readers.
This week, we invited the translators behind the FMM, John Petrushka (Chinese), Kosuke Takahashi (Japanese), and Fyodor Tertitskiy (Russian), to examine how foreign medias cover (or don’t cover) North Korea, discuss how the countries responded to key developments in Pyongyang, and share some oddball reports on the DPRK.
About the guests: John Petrushka is an NK News contributor based in Washington, D.C. He studied Asia and International Affairs at Georgetown University and George Washington University. His other research topics include transitional justice in North Korea.
Kosuke Takahashi is a Tokyo-based journalist. His work has appeared in the Asahi Shimbun, Bloomberg, Asia Times, Jane’s Defence Weekly and The Diplomat, among other publications.
Fyodor Tertitskiy is a News Analyst at NK Pro. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Seoul National University.
Interested in signing up for the Foreign Media Monitor? Check out the NK Pro service here and see if you or your institution qualifies for a trial: http://signup.nknews.org/nk-pro/
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About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interview with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.