Incredibly, Channel 4 in the UK has just offered us a rare chance to watch North Korea television news, with translations. "Don't miss it! Cult viewing," Jon Snow there called it. "Students - turn off Loose Women, watch N.Korean TV live now," ordered Andy Davies, also at Channel 4.
And moving just across the border to North Korea's neighbor, here's a gorgeous visual masterpiece from the New York Times called "Russia, Left Behind." Explore the multimedia longform reportage that Bloomberg's Aoife White called "a pleasure to read online" and the AFP's Karim Talbi dubbed the "[r]ead of the day." This singular quote shared by Reuters Moscow correspondent Alessandra Prentice is all the motivation you need to read more: “To Putin, if there is life outside the Moscow ring road, we are vegetables, not people.”