November 29, 2023

Why North Korean and Russian state media are joining forces to fight “fake news”

Pyongyang hopes to use Russia's multilingual news outlets to shift the international narrative on the DPRK

This week a delegation from Russia's RT news service spent three days in Pyongyang with officials from the DPRK's radio and telecommunications committee. Also present at meetings between North Korean and Russian media officials was Moscow's ambassador to the DPRK, Alexander Matsegora. 

The meeting comes weeks after senior representatives from across Russia's media landscape convened in Pyongyang to meet with officials from KCNA. Among those present were officials from Russia's TASS news agency, Channel One Russia, and the Russian Agency for Press and Mass Media.