Reuters Expands Its Relationship With Official North Korean News Agency KCNA

Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:11am EDT

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  NEW YORK, NY, Jul 11 (MARKET WIRE) -- 

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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