Pyongyang, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of international media organizations are arriving in this capital to cover the launch of a satellite to observe the Earth on the 100th birthday of the founding father of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Il Sung.
Invited by the North Korean Space Technology Committee, reporters from the news agency AP and the U.S. TV chains CNN and NBC, as well as the first TV channel, NTV, and Russia’s Zvezda, have arrived in Pyongyang by plane or train, it was reported here.
Other reporters who arrived here over the weekend were those from Kyodo and the Japanese chain NHK, AFP and the French newspaper Le Monde, as well as the news agencies Reuters and BBC, from Great Britain, and ARD TV, from Germany.
The list of international news organizations present in Pyongyang to cover the satellite launch also includes reporters from Sweden, Switzerland, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa and Brazil (the newspaper of the state of Sao Paulo), according to the North Korean news agency KCNA.
Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday will be celebrated on April 15 and the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite will be launched between April 12 and 16.