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Media attack on North Korea ends in pathetic denial


The international media frenzy because of reports that a pack of hungry dogs would have performed the execution of an uncle of the North Korean leader , Kim Jong Un , appears to have arisen as a satire on a Chinese website . The matter came to the wording of the Brazil Courier translated into English but , once ascertained from sources in North Korea , the International Editorial Board of the CDB chose not to publish it due to the apparent exaggeration in the details about the death of the condemned . The report , however , was played by a newspaper in Hong Kong and from there around the world , leading many to believe that the young leader Kim would be even more brutal and unpredictable than believed until then .
North Korea officially announced last month that the once-powerful uncle Jan Song Thaek was relieved of his duties and executed for attempting to pervert the communist regime headed by Kim, who has about 30 years and is the son and grandson of the first two leaders Coreiado the North . The initial speculation was that Jang was killed by a firing squad , which is supposedly reserved for " traitors " of the regime . But a narrative alternative to the death of Jang , 67 , emerged from what appeared to be a satirical post from Chinese website Tencent Weibo , later reproduced by " serious " journalistic media .
The posting of December 11, said Jang -five aides were killed by dogs . The note was seen 290,000 times . The Wen Wei Po newspaper reproduced the news, saying that Jang had been torn by dogs , and published a reproduction of the posting screen Tencent Weibo . Twelve days later , the note was reproduced in the Straits Times , Singapore , and from there by various print media and TV channels in the U.S. and Europe.
Few independent media has branches in Pyongyang , and journalists visiting the country tend to be closely monitored , which hinders the diffusion of information about North Korea , one of the most closed countries in the world. This has been a major reason for the series of abuses committed against the North Koreans , with the disclosure of lurid stories about the country .
Trevor Powell , computer engineer who lives in Chicago , was the first to notice the link to the post from Tencent Weibo , which commented on his own blog . According to him , analysts and experts " have not realized the obvious fact that the original source of the story Wei Wei Po was a tweet from a known satirist or making someone impersonating him / her." Wen Wei Po officials declined to comment on the alleged hazing .

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Post time 2014-1-7 10:12:31 |Display all floors
NgTran Post time: 2014-1-4 19:57
It is all over the news - in China mainland and elsewhere.

Seneca must be behind all this.....
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Post time 2014-1-7 10:15:20 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-1-4 22:09
...so you also disbelieve that Jang was killed by order from the Kimchi?

Stop spreading rumours and propaganda..... Even the bloke's wife hasn't complained about his execution.
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This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2014-1-7 12:49
NgTran Post time: 2014-1-4 19:46
North Korean leader fed naked uncle to starving dogs, report says

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un ...

North Korean 'execution by dog' story likely came from satire

January 07, 2014

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SEOUL: An international media frenzy over reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle had been executed by throwing him to a pack of dogs appears to have originated as satire on a Chinese microblogging website.


The story, which spread like wildfire after it was picked up by a Hong Kong-based newspaper, has created an image that Pyongyang's young ruler is even more brutal and unpredictable than previously believed.


While North Korea has said it purged and executed Kim's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, last month, it did not release details of how the man who was once the second most powerful figure in the isolated country was killed.


Initial speculation was that Jang had been killed by firing squad, a fate that media outlets said was the usual one reserved for "traitors". But an alternative narrative of the 67-year old's death emerged on what appears to have been a satirical post on the Chinese Tencent Weibo site that has been repeated by many media outlets worldwide.


The December 11 post on Tencent Weibo (t.qq.com/p/t/312572016688539) said Jang and five aides were killed by dogs.


The post records that it was viewed 290,000 times.


The Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po newspaper released an article and a screenshot of the Weibo post which it used to justify its report that Jang had been torn apart.


Wen Wei Po, although independent, is viewed as being pro-Beijing. Its report was in turn picked up 12 days later by the Singapore-based Straits Times and then by a wide range of U.S. and European media from print to television.


Kim Jong Un, believed to be around 30 years old, has been in power for two years and presided over a nuclear test and two rocket test launches that are banned under United Nations sanctions.


In 2013, Pyongyang threatened to strike South Korea, the United States and Japan in fiery rhetoric that triggered an arms buildup in East Asia.


One of the pitfalls of reporting on North Korea is that few independent media have offices there and visiting media are tightly controlled in a country which ranks among the lowest in global surveys of press freedom.


Because of the lack of first hand information, many lurid stories about the country gain credence.


Trevor Powell, a Chicago-based software engineer, who first spotted the link to the Weibo post and reported it on his own blog said that analysts and experts were "still all missing the obvious fact that the original source of the Wen Wei Po story was a tweet from a known satirist or someone posing as him/her."


He could not immediately be reached for comment.


Officials at Wen Wei Po declined to comment on the article. (Reuters)

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