The North Korea YouTube account is the country's officially recognized, premier means of reaching Western audiences. It's also utterly insane. But it starts to make a little more sense once you meet the people behind it.
The odd first thing you'll notice about the North Korea YouTube page—created specifically to win the hearts and minds of English-speakers—is that nearly all of the videos are in Korean, making them almost wholly ineffective. But it gets even stranger—look closer and you'll discover that the channel is actually run by the Korean Friendship Association (KFA). This international gang of misfits has tasked itself with creating a positive online presence for the most colorful of the world's paradoxically communist dictatorships. And not one of them speaks Korean.