May 20, 2024
Analysis

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Purge of KCNA content appears aimed at expunging references to unification, South Korea and more

North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) appears to have purged its archive this year, deleting all content published before 2023 save for select reports on events attended by leader Kim Jong Un. 

The deletion of hundreds of texts referencing key terms or names related to unification and South Korea follows Kim’s announcement at last December’s plenum that unification with the South is realistically “impossible.”

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