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Can't wait for the Kim Jong Il speech! North Korea

Television in North Korea.

As far as i have understood, there are 2 TV channels in North Korea: one with lots of archives where you can see Kim IL Sung with presidents from last century. The other one broadcats songs, shows, military events, old propaganda movies, all dedicated to the glory of North Korea.

It is forbidden to have a stellite dish to get the foreign channels, but during my last trip, i saw in 2 shops some Tv broadcasting some sat chinese tv (kids cartoons)..

The TV is available few hours each day, from 7 to midnight when i watched it.

In the big international hotels of Pyongyang (2 hotels), you can also see BBC World.

It seems some advertisings have been broadcasting for few days too, but the director has been fired!


© Eric Lafforgue

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Taken on September 11, 2008