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VOA reporter in north Korea

VOA Korean Reporter in North Korea

VOA Korean Reporter in North Korea

VOA’s Sungwon Baik reports from a North Korean military parade that was part of events planned around the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.

On April 13th, Sungwon reported on North Korea’s failed launch of a three-stage rocket that malfunctioned shortly after takeoff and plunged into the Yellow Sea.

VOA was among the foreign news agencies allowed a firsthand look at preparations for the launch, which was widely condemned by world leaders.