The Digital Journalist
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Radio and TV sets in North Korea are pre-tuned to government stations that pump out a steady stream of propaganda. The state has been dubbed the world's worst violator of press freedom by the media rights organization Reporters Without Borders. Press outlets and broadcasters - all of them under direct state control - serve up a menu of flattering reports about Kim Jong-Il and his daily agenda. North Korea's economic hardships or famines are not reported.