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Reporting From Inside: The AP's North Korea News Bureau

Earlier this year, the Associated Press established the first full-time "Western" news bureau in North Korea. But in a country that ranks 178th in press freedom--out of 179 countries measured--gathering accurate, uncensored information remains a challenge. We go behind-the-scenes with the AP’s top editor to learn how the news organization established access and ground rules for doing journalism in one of the most restricted countries in the world.

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