February 08, 2023

What’s up Pyongyang? North Korea experiments with vlogging to fight “fake news”

A new online series, produced in-country, could represent a bold new style for Pyongyang's propaganda operations

Mention North Korean propaganda in casual conversation (as you do) and one name is likely to come up: Ri Chun Hee, the hanbok-wearing, effervescent bearer of news, good and bad, on the DPRK’s screens for over four decades.

The continued presence of Ms. Ri on North Korean TVs is a testament to how little has changed in North Korea’s state media -- at least on the surface -- in that time.