Sports Journalism
MiCT organised the first sports journalism workshop in Pyongyang in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports. More than fifty journalists joined, mostly from the Korean Central Television as well as reporters from radio stations and newspapers. They were coached in 2013 by Marcel Reif, arguably Germany’s most famous TV sportscaster, and Christoph Biermann, a member of the chief editorship of “11 Freunde” (eleven friends), a critically acclaimed football magazine. The project was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Most recently, in June 2015, the sports director (TV) Jürgen Schmitz trained North Korean counterparts in live transmission innovations, funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The three-day training encompassed all aspects of media coverage of a soccer match.
TV sportscaster Juergen Schmitz in Pyongyang