AP Goes to North Korea

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This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 8, 2011 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (C) visiting the Rakrang Ponghwa Garment Factory in Pyongyang.   RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT  " AFP PHOTO / HO / KCNA via KNS " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE OT CLIENTS (Photo credit should read KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: KCNA/2011 AFP

The Associated Press has become the first international news organization with a full-time journalism operation in the totalitarian state, less than a month after the death of North Korea's supreme ruler Kim Jong-Il. The AP's CEO called the move "a path to vastly larger understanding and cultural enrichment for millions around the world," but the legitimate journalists will share an office with the state-run media, which reported Kim's perfect 300 in bowling and five holes-in-one in golf, among other, less superficial lies, so coexistence could take some practice.