Censorship in North Korea
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Censorship in North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is the most intense among the world. It is very strictly controlled by the government. It is routinely at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index Rankings published annually by Reporters Without Borders. From 2007 to 2013 North Korea has been listed second last of the 177 countries, and from 2002 through 2006 it was listed the worst in the world. In the report of '2015 Worldwide Press Freedom Index', Reporters Without Borders reported North Korea is second to the worst country next to Eritrea that has suppression of the press, which means there is no change in North Korea's inadequate press situation.  
All media outlets are strictly owned and controlled by the North Korean government. As such, every media in North Korea gets its news from the Korean Central News Agency. The media dedicates a large portion of its resources toward political propaganda and promoting the personality cult of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un. Government of Kim Jong-un still has the absolute control authority over the press and information. 
Radio and television censorship
Radio or television sets, which can be bought in North Korea, are preset to receive only the government frequencies and sealed with a label to prevent tampering with the equipment. It is a serious criminal offence to manipulate the sets and receive radio or television broadcasts from outside North Korea. In a party campaign in 2003, the head of each party cell in neighborhoods and villages received instructions to verify the seals on all radio sets.
According to the Daily NK, it is possible to broadcast news for North Korea through short-wave radio. Possessing a short-wave radio is against the law in North Korea, but the radios are allegedly confiscated and resold by corrupted agents of secret police.
"A Quiet Opening: North Koreans in a Changing Media Environment", a study commissioned by the U.S. State Department and conducted by InterMedia and released May 10, 2012, shows that despite extremely strict regulations and draconian penalties North Koreans, particularly elite elements, have increasing access to news and other media outside the state-controlled media authorized by the government. While access to the internet is tightly controlled, radio and DVDs are common media accessed, and in border areas, television. Up to one in two urban households own a Notel (also called Notetel), a portable media player made in China which has been popular in North Korea since about 2005 and was legalized in 2014, and has been credited with facilitating the extension of the "Korean_Wave" (Hallyu, the increase of the popularity of South Korean pop culture internationally) into North Korea.
Censorship on Other Countries
North Korea can be described as there is no freedom, especially on the press. Moreover, the government of North Korea tries to control over the press of other countries.
According to KOTRA Frankfurt Trade Office, the government of North Korea seized Pyongyang-German Institute's latest newspapers and magazines due to the interview of German about North Korea and even banned to show the data to the local residents.
Journalism in North Korea
To become a journalist in North Korea, the one has to graduate from a college. Through the ideology review and strict background check, the student is drafted by the college dean and the managers. The drafted journalist normally go through the probation period of 4 to 5 years and then stationed after the assessment.
In North Korea, journalist as a job is the guard to defend and advocate the party and the head ideologically and theoretically. Since It is defined as a political activist and a fighter who can mobilize the crowd, a journalist in North Korea should be a true Kim Il-Sung-ist and a fervent political activist, also needs to have war correspondent spirit and political qualification. So journalists in North Korea should be reeducated continuously.
The organization takes charge of the reeducation of the journalists in North Korea is 'Chosen Reporter Alliance'. It is the strongest and the most systematized organization among the reporters and journalists' political idea education organizations. Usually the organization trains the journalists and reporters intensively on philosophy, economics, world history, world literature, foreign language,etc..
After the reeducation, the journalist who worked for over 15 years and has big contribution is entitled as a 'distinguished journalist'. 
In 2006, Reporters Without Borders (Julien Pain, head of the Internet desk at Reporters Without Borders) described North Korea as the world’s worst Internet black hole in its list of the top 13 Internet enemies.
Internet access is not generally available in North Korea. Only very few high-level officials are allowed to access the global internet. In some universities there is small number of strictly monitored internet computers. All other citizens may only get access to the country's own intranet, called Kwangmyong. Foreigners can access the internet using the 3G phone network.
Internet access is restricted to regime elites and select university students. The state has created its own substitute “intranet” – but even this network is restricted to certain elite grade schools, select research institutions, universities, factories, and privileged individuals. Moreover, the intranet is filtered by the Korea Computer Center, which ensures that only “acceptable” information can be accessed through the network. 
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