Knowing North Korea: Covering North Korea

Filmed May 10, 2012

What is it like to be posted in Pyongyang? What are the limitations and opportunities of reporting from a closed state? What are myths or where are hidden truths? The second installment of this summer’s Knowing North Korea series features Ivan Zakharchenko, United Nations Bureau Chief for RIA-Novosti. Zakharchenko was posted to Pyongyang for a half-decade and enjoyed unique exposure given Russia’s special relationship with North Korea. He writes broadly on international affairs, with a special eye toward U.S.-North Korea dynamics.

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Cast: The Korea Society

Tags: Korea, North Korea and Asia