May 20, 2024

North Korea kicks off major holiday with markedly low-key state media coverage

Coverage of annual national meeting for DPRK founding leader's birthday, Tuesday's missile test yet to be appear

North Korea’s top ruling party newspaper on a key national holiday Wednesday featured no coverage of a “national meeting” traditionally held the previous day, marking the first such omission since regular reporting on the event began in 1992.

Other events typically taking place surrounding the April 15 birthday of the country’s founding leader Kim Il Sung, known as the “Day of the Sun,” also went unreported, likely due to ongoing coronavirus-related national restrictions.

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