"Face to Face with the World's Most Repressive Regime" - David McNeill - The Independent (UK)

"Face to Face with the World's Most Repressive Regime" - David McNeill - The Independent (UK)

Special Report: David McNeill, travelling undercover, infiltrates an illegal market in Pyongyang before falling foul of North Korea's authorities

by: David McNeill | publication date: September 27, 2010 | Publication: The Independent (UK) |

 
" . . . But off the wide, main boulevards, stories abound of poverty and malnutrition following a botched currency revaluation last year. Food prices, which rose 10-fold after the revaluation, have reportedly fallen back to about twice their old level, bringing enormous hardship to an already crippled economy."

McNeill arrived in North Korea "disguised as an ordinary tourist," claiming to be in the country for the Pyongyang International Film Festival, but fell into trouble.

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