NORTH KOREA

 

Name Region Established Language Owner Period Format Political View Topics  Circulation  Website AMW Credibility Score AMW Verified
Auto Engineering National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Cheyuk Sinmun National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Choldo Sinmun National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Chaggang Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Cheongnyeon Munhak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Literature not reported   not scored NO
Children's Literature National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Literature not reported   not scored NO
Chollima National 1959 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government General not reported   not scored NO
Chongnyon Jonwi National 1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print, online Pro-government All not reported Website not scored NO
Choson National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government General not reported   not scored NO
Choson Minju Juuiinmin Gonghwaguk Palmyonggongbo National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Choson Munhak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Literature not reported   not scored NO
Choson Sinbo International 1957 Korean, Japanese State-owned Daily Print, online Pro-government General not reported Website not scored NO
Choson Yesul National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Arts & Entertainment not reported   not scored NO
Economic Management National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Economics not reported   not scored NO
Electronic Engineering National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
First-Level Party Official National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Politics not reported   not scored NO
Foreign Trade of the DPRK National post-1946 English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish State-owned Quarterly Print Pro-government Foreign Trade not reported   not scored NO
Gukmunhak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Arts & Entertainment not reported   not scored NO
Hambuk Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Hamnam Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
History National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government History. Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Hwahakgwa Hwahakgoneop National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Hwangbuk Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Hwangnam Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Jokook Tongil National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Politics not reported   not scored NO
Joson Inmingun National post-1946 Korean State-owned Weekly Print Pro-government Korean military not reported   not scored NO
Journal of Kim Il Sung University National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Natural Science not reported   not scored NO
Journal of Kim Il Sung University National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Juche Agriculture National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Kaesong Sinmun Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Kangwon Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Kim Il-sŏng chonghap taehak hakpo National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Korea National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Korea Today National 1950 English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government All not reported Website not scored NO
Korean Architecture National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Arts & Entertainment not reported   not scored NO
Korean Medicine National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Korean Motion Pictures National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Arts & Entertainment not reported   not scored NO
Korean News Service National 1946 English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish State-owned Daily Print, online Pro-government All not reported Website not scored NO
Korean Women National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Women's issues not reported   not scored NO
Korean Youth and Students National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Youth magazine not reported   not scored NO
Kulloja National 1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Politics not reported   not scored NO
Kumsugangsan National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government General not reported   not scored NO
Kwahakwon Tongbo National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Kyowon Sinmun National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Kyowŏn Sinmun National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Minjok Sibo International post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government General not reported   not scored NO
Minju Choson National 1945 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Mulri National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Munhwao Haksup National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Nongup Kunroja National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Party Life National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Politics not reported   not scored NO
People's Education National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Philosophy Research National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Punsok Hwahak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Pyongbuk Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Pyongnam Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Pyongyang Sinmun Local 1957 Korean State-owned Daily Print, online Pro-government All     4,300,000   not scored NO
Rimjingang International 2007 Korean ASIAPRESS Publishing Daily Online Anti-government General not reported Website not scored NO
Rodong Chongnyon National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Rodong Sinmun National 1945 Korean State-owned Daily Print, online Pro-government Current affairs        600,000 Website not scored NO
Rodongja Sinmun National 1948 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Ryanggang Ilbo Local post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Ryoksagwahak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government History. Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Saenal National post-1946 Korean State-owned Daily Print Pro-government All not reported   not scored NO
Saengmulhak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
Sahoekwahak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Social Science not reported   not scored NO
Simunhak National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Literature not reported   not scored NO
Sports National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Sports not reported   not scored NO
Suhakkwa Mulli National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Science & Engineering not reported   not scored NO
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea National post-1946 Korean State-owned Monthly Print Pro-government Politics not reported   not scored NO
The Pyongyang Times Local 1965 English, French State-owned Weekly Print, online Pro-government All          30,000 Website not scored NO

 

NOTES

The above rankings were last updated on February 28, 2019, and are based on the most recent Credibility Score Reports and Annual Audit Reports issued as of the end of 2018.

The media of North Korea is amongst the most strictly controlled in the world. While the North Korea constitution provides for freedom of speech and the press, the government however prohibits the exercise of these rights in practice, unless it is in praise of the country and its government and leader. The government not only tightly controls all information coming in and out of the country, but seeks to mold information at its source. No other country has been so successful at monopolizing and controlling the internet and information.  Reporters Without Borders has consistently ranked North Korea at or near the bottom of its yearly Press Freedom Index since it was first issued in 2002. In its 2018 report, RWB classified North Korea's media environment as 180th out of 180 countries in the rankings.

 

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