AP Opens North Korea Bureau

January 18, 2012

By David Walker

©AP/David Guttenfelder

North Koreans celebrate the 66th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party at a Pyongyang city square.

After several months of negotiations with North Korea’s state run news agency, the AP has opened a bureau in the capital of Pyongyang to deliver news reports and photos from the secretive nation. In making the announcement, AP says it is “the first news organization to operate a text and photo bureau with full-time staff in North Korea.” “Even in...

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