NKorean state media news available on Twitter

Jun 26, 2009
In this image made from television, huge portraits of late North Korean President Kim Il Sung, left, and his son, current leader Kim Jong Il are raised as people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, June 25, 2009. Tens of thousands of North Koreans shouted slogans to denounce international sanctions at the rally as the communist country vowed to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warned of a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" in the event of a U.S. attack. (AP Photo/APTN)

(AP) -- News stories from North Korea's official mouthpiece are available on Twitter.

A Twitter page under the name of KCNA, Pyongyang's state Korean Central News Agency, shows a list of its English-language stories against a background of the North's red-and-blue national flag.

But it is not clear if the Pyongyang-based news agency is operating the site. Even if it is, it does not mean ordinary citizens can use .

As of Friday, the site was last updated June 12 with an article about North Korea's No. 2 leader Kim Yong Nam sending a congratulatory message to Azerbaijan's president. The news agency normally publishes dozens of reports in English daily.

The North is one of the world's most closed nations. The communist regime tightly controls information accessible to its 24 million people.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

NKorea allows limited Internet cell phone service

May 22, 2009

(AP) -- North Korea has begun limited Internet service for mobile phone users, a government Web site reported, months after launching an advanced network in cooperation with an Egyptian telecommunications company.

Google News launches Twitter feed

Apr 28, 2009

Google News, the news aggregation site run by the Internet search giant announced the launch of the @googlenews Twitter feed in a post on the Google News blog on Monday.

North Korea's baby steps for the Internet

Aug 30, 2005

Talks between North Korea and some of its most powerful neighbors continue to be bumpy at best as the hermit nation keeps playing its trump card of threatening to become a nuclear power. Whether Kim Jong-Il's regime actually ...

Recommended for you

LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

8 hours ago

The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.

Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin

14 hours ago

The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students ...

White House updating online privacy policy

18 hours ago

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.

Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin

The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students ...

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years

(Phys.org) —Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists ...