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AP executive to speak about new North Korea bureau

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Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will deliver a public talk at Emory University titled “Dateline Pyongyang: The Associated Press and the Opening of North Korea” at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1.

Presented by Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Learning and the Journalism Program, the event will be held in the Jones Room of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle. A question-and-answer session will follow her talk.

Carroll will also participate in a reception with the Journalism Program’s students, faculty and advisory board during her visit to Emory.

The AP text and photo bureau opened inside the state-run Korean Central News Agency headquarters in January, just one month after the death of North Korea’s longtime ruler Kim Jong Il. The first international news organization with a full-time presence in North Korea, the AP had previously opened a video bureau in Pyongyang in 2006.

North Korea has been largely closed to international media for decades and has never had formal diplomatic relations with the United States.

Carroll is the top news executive of the world’s largest independent news agency. She is responsible for news content gathered by some 2,300 staffers working in more than 100 countries and distributed across all formats to a worldwide audience.

Admission to the public lecture is free, but guests should register to attend.

Event Parking: Parking is available in the Fishburne Deck, 1672 North Decatur Road.

About The Halle Institute

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, the Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.

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