Kim Ki Nam, propaganda chief for all three North Korean rulers, dies at 94 | NK News
June 23, 2024
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Kim Ki Nam, propaganda chief for all three North Korean rulers, dies at 94

Kim Jong Un to oversee official’s funeral as state media claims he achieved ‘eternal life’ through service to regime

Kim Ki Nam, North Korea’s chief propagandist for three generations of Kim family rulers and the architect of official state narratives around two leadership successions, died on Tuesday at the age of 94, according to state media.

The high-ranking official had been undergoing treatment for kidney failure, the party-run Rodong Sinmun reported.

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