* Date : 2020-09-15
North Korean media has recently changed its news reporting style. It aired real-time coverage on typhoons with reporters describing the situation at the site. The state-run television also toned down its traditionally aggressive rhetoric style, and multiple Youtube accounts are showing daily lives in North Korea. Some speculate that the changing media format signals that Kim Jong-un has taken a different route in ruling the reclusive state. We bring in experts to discuss how North Korea is using the media as a propaganda outlet amid the triple whammy of economic crisis, COVID-19, and flood damages, and the intention of the transition that North Korean media is currently undergoing.