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July 11, 2011 09:10 ET

Reuters Expands Its Relationship With Official North Korean News Agency KCNA

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) -


Reuters today announced an expansion of its relationship with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA).

The new agreement will provide Reuters access to news video from North Korea via satellite for timely distribution to broadcasters and publishers around the world. The Reuters News Agency will be the first international news organization to have a full time satellite dish in North Korea, delivering clean news video content in addition to the text and pictures covered by a previous agreement - a significant benefit to broadcasters across the globe.

"We know the world's broadcasters are seeking more news from North Korea, and this agreement will ensure our clients have a regular supply of up to the minute video stories from Pyongyang and across the country," said Chris Ahearn, president of Reuters Media.

The agreement with KCNA covers both breaking and feature news video, and marks a significant expansion by Reuters in delivering news from one of the world's most important datelines. As part of the arrangement Reuters will also be providing editorial training and KCNA will facilitate regular visits to North Korea by senior Reuters journalists.

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