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North Korea

North Korea Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media no independent media; radios and televisions are pre-tuned to government stations; 4 government-owned television stations; the Korean Workers' Party owns and operates the Korean Central Broadcasting Station, and the state-run Voice of Korea operates an external broadcast service; the government prohibits listening to and jams foreign broadcasts 2008
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 41.36 per 1,000 people 2002 148th out of 188
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 6.2 million min. 1993 137th out of 150
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 0.0 2009 194th out of 196
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 0.0 2009 199th out of 199
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) - state-run; web pages in several languages

Uriminzokkiri (On Our Own) - website carrying official news; pages in several languages

2013
Radio broadcast stations AM 17 (including 11 stations of Korean Central Broadcasting Station; North Korea has a "national intercom" cable radio station wired throughout the country that is a significant source of information for the average North Korean citizen; it is wired into most residences and workplaces and carries news and commentary), FM 14, shortwave 14 2006
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 6.92 2012 198th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 47.65 2012 144th out of 203
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 50.26 per 1,000 people 2008 1st out of 1
Television > List of TV stations

Korean Central Broadcasting Station - radio station of Korean Workers' Party

Korean Central TV - TV station of Korean Workers' Party

Mansudae TV - cultural station


Full Article
2013
Television broadcast stations 4 2003 6th out of 12
Television receivers > Per capita 56.24 per 1,000 people 1997 119th out of 178
Televisions 1.2 million 2003 76th out of 214
Televisions per 1000 51.17 2003 135th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

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North Korea Media Profiles (Subcategories)

International voice traffic 3 Telecoms 8
Internet 19 Telephones 4
Newspapers 7 Telephone system 3
Telecommunications 7