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AFP to open Pyongyang bureau

French news agency Agence France Presse plans to open a bureau in Pyongyang, the company’s chairman said this week in Seoul. “We expect to be able to do so in the next few months. It’s something that is on the good tracks,” Emmanuel Hoog told…




Associated Press names new Pyongyang bureau chief

The Associated Press has named Eric Talmadge as the new chief of its Pyongyang bureau. Talmadge was previously a news editor for the AP in Tokyo and also wrote on regional military and security issues. He is a long-time Asia correspondent for the New York-based…


AP president concludes latest visit to Pyongyang

The president and CEO of the Associated Press, Gary Pruitt, just concluded a four-day visit to Pyongyang during which he toured the city and sat down for an interview with Kim Yong Nam, president of the country’s parliament. The visit was the first reported trip…


AP’s Jean Lee on social media in North Korea

Fresh from becoming the first person to tweet and Instragram on Koryolink’s new 3G data service, Associated Press Korea Bureau Chief Jean Lee was at the SXSW Interactive event to speak about social media in the DPRK. She’s a great person to speak to on…


AP/KCNA photo exhibit opens in New York

A joint photo exhibition being staged by The Associated Press and the Korean Central News Agency opened at New York’s The 8th Floor gallery this week. The exhibition is one by-product of the AP’s opening of a news bureau in Pyongyang earlier this year and…


AP opens Pyongyang bureau

The Associated Press has opened a news bureau in Pyongyang making it the first western news agency to have a reporter and photographer based in the North Korean capital. The bureau represents a coup for the AP over the competition, but its close cooperation with…


AP expands KRT video deal to high-def

The Associated Press has signed a deal with North Korean state television that gives it exclusive rights to high-definition video of major news events in the country. The deal comes as AP and its biggest competitor, Reuters, race to expand their access to North Korea…