Pyongyang Sinmun

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Pyongyang Sinmun
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Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Workers' Party of Korea Pyongyang Municipal Committee
Launched 1 June 1957
Language Korean
City Pyongyang
Country North Korea
Sister newspapers The Pyongyang Times

Pyongyang Sinmun (Korean: 평양신문, 'Pyongyang News') is a North Korean newspaper founded on 1 June 1957 by Kim Il-sung.[1] It launched an online version on 1 January 2005.[2] It is published by the Workers' Party of Korea Pyongyang Municipal Committee[3] six times per week under the editorship of Song Rak Gyun.[4] Although technically a local newspaper, it is distributed nationwide and stories cover news from other regions as well. The print is four pages. It has a circulation of 4,3 million. The Pyongyang Times is its foreign language edition.[5]

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  1. ^ "North Korea this week". Yonhap. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Japan-based site notes North Korean paper's pursuit of profits". Choson Sinbo. 21 March 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Sung Chul Yang (2001). Soong Hoom Kil, Chung-in Moon, ed. Understanding Korean Politics: An Introduction. SUNY Press. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-7914-4889-2. 
  4. ^ Europa World Year Book 2. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 2483. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. 
  5. ^ Yonhap News Agency, Seoul (27 December 2002). North Korea Handbook. M.E. Sharpe. p. 416. ISBN 978-0-7656-3523-5.