North Korea Expels BBC Journalists Over Coverage

May 9, 2016 7:59 AM

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North Korea Expels BBC Journalists Over Coverage

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea expelled a BBC reporting crew on Monday for what it deemed a disrespectful portrayal of the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un, as Mr. Kim used a rare Workers’ Party congress to cement his totalitarian grip on power.

More than 100 foreign journalists were granted visas to visit North Korea for the duration of the seventh congress of the Workers’ Party, the first such political gathering in 36 years. But the authorities there blocked those journalists from covering the event, forcing them to rely on state-run, pr...

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