BBC to Start N.Korea Radio Service

      February 15, 2016 13:23

      The BBC plans to launch a North Korean radio service this autumn. The move is part of the broadcaster's initiative to expand its World Service, announced in September last year.

      The daily broadcasts will last 30 minutes each and will contain information about Northeast Asian politics and foreign news coverage of North Korea. The BBC is expected to recruit Korean-speaking anchors and reporters soon.

      Production is overseen by BBC headquarters in London, with the programs transmitted from Singapore. The service will be available on the Internet as well.

      The U.K. parliament has been urging the BBC since 2008 to provide accurate information to North Koreans and help lead changes in the isolated state. Most North Korean households have radios and will probably be able to tune in.

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