Wednesday, March 27, 2013
How North Korea Accused The Washington Post
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, issued an official response to an article written by The Washington Post's Max Fisher.
Max Fisher's article on March 22, titled "Report: North Korea ordered its foreign diplomats to become drug dealers," was based on South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo's reporting. North Korean state media accused this article for being a "mouthpiece for the "hostile" South Korean and U.S governments." KCNA concluded by saying that the Post's hostile reporting on North Korea means it has to defend itself by strengthening its nuclear weapon.
To address KCNA's response, Max Fisher wrote an article in reponse to N.Korea's response.
This exchange of responses shows
1. How North Korea uses media to promote its propaganda
2. How sensitive one country's media reacts to those of other countries.