It’s the world’s most closed country, over the last few decades, very few foreigners and even fewer journalists have gained access to North Korea. I was invited to visit the so-called hermit kingdom to take part in the Pyongyang marathon and be shown the city’s tourist sites.
It’s a country known for its ballistic missile tests, its nuclear capabilities and a well trodden path of sabre rattling. But it’s also a country governed by the Juche ideal of self reliance and a country with enormous national pride. A country of paradoxes, this is The Newsmakers in North Korea.