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AP to Create North Korea Bureau

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On Wednesday, the Associated Press announced plans to expand access in North Korea, following agreements with the Korea Central News Agency.

Leaders from the two news organizations signed two memos of understanding and a contract.

According to one memo of understanding, discussion will be begin immediately regarding opening an AP bureau in Pyongyang, “the first permanent text and photo bureau operated by a Western news organization in the North Korean capital.”

Cooperation on journalistic and photo/video technology issues are outlined in the second memo.

Nat Brown is a former deputy web editor of Foreign Affairs and a former deputy managing editor of National Review Online.


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