Drab studio backdrops are out and slick new graphics are in as KCTV goes hi-tech

While the substance may be predictable, North Korea’s state-run broadcaster is undergoing a style makeover, as it attempts to project a more modern image befitting a country whose leader has held nuclear talks – and on equal terms – with the US president.

Changes in the way Korean Central Television (KCTV) is covering the news were in evidence last Thursday, when its main evening news bulletin had a decidedly more contemporary look.

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