N.Korea state agency starts video service

SEOUL, Jan 4, 2011 (AFP) - North Korea's official news agency began posting video footage on its website this week after bolstering its online propaganda via popular websites such as Twitter and YouTube.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) posted its first video footage on January 1, showing general views of Pyongyang and its citizens, on its Japanese-language service.

Its website has so far posted four video reports, including one of a rally in Pyongyang attended by 100,000 people, some of whom held portraits of leader Kim Jong-Il and his late father, Kim Il-Sung, the communist state's founder.

The 64-year-old KCNA provides photos and news in Korean and English. Spanish- and Japanese-language services were launched recently.

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