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Section: General News - In North Korea, one newscaster leads the news every day. Ri Chun Hee begins every newscast reporting the latest on the nation's leader, Kim Jong-Il. But some North Korea experts and defectors say audiences are not paying attention to the official news anymore.
A familiar face greets North Koreans each night when they tune in to watch the television news. An older woman, dressed in a pink traditional Korean gown, bows to the camera before speaking. Ri Chun Hee appears at the start of every North Korean newscast.
Her beat is the Dear Leader Kim Jong-il. She reports every public appearance he makes, every word of on- the-spot guidance he utters …