Kim Jong Il

Voice of Korea on Kim’s funeral

From my own monitoring, here are a couple of reports from Voice of Korea, North Korea’s shortwave radio service, on the event surrounding the funeral of Kim Jong Il. December 29 broadcast (covering the events of the previous day) Voice of Korea reports on the funeral…



What’s on North Korean TV and radio?

North Korea’s state television is playing a leading role in attempting to set a national mood of solemnity as the country moves through its mourning period. The media, especially TV, has always played an important part in the government’s propaganda efforts so what’s on North Korean screens…



Kim Jong Il’s death – Rodong Sinmun

A day after North Korea was told of the death of Kim Jong Il, his official portrait dominates the front page of the Rodong Sinmun. The newspaper is the most powerful mouthpieces for the ruling Workers’ Party and as such the front page isn’t a…


Voice of Korea announces death of Kim Jong Il

The Voice of Korea, North Korea’s international radio service, made its first broadcast in English after the announcement of the death of Kim Jong Il. The broadcast was dominated by a news bulletin that attempted to carry some of the emotion being seen and heard…