North Korea is a hard country to report on for journalists from any country. But even in South Korea, right next to the North, the problem of misreporting is dire, for reasons that go beyond lack of sources.
Media outlets constantly make use of the 'miserable North Korean defector' narrative. The current media frenzy surrounding the inter-Korean summit is no different. But journalists should exercise more sensitivity and respect, writes one defector.
One week remains before the #interkoreansummit. Kim Gil-sun, an ex-journalist from Pyongyang, isn't particularly hopeful. The North Korea she remembers was a dangerous place...even to write about certain kind of plants.
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