BBC audiences have recently seen a number of items covering the topic of missile launches by North Korea, including reports and a dedicated blog from a Radio 5 live journalist sent specially to the region.
N Korea’s missile: The key questions August 29th 2017.
“Sending a missile over a state’s sovereign territory is a pretty big deal…”
“North Korea is doing this solely out of spite. They’re doing it solely to threaten Japanese civilians.”
North Korea missile triggers Japan warning alarms August 29th 2017
“Footage on social media appears to show warning alarms which were triggered in parts of Japan, after North Korea fired a missile over the country.”
A look inside a South Korean public shelter September 13th 2017
“Public shelters have been set up across the country in the event of an attack from the North.”
“When you live here, in the closest village to the border – this is only about three miles away – you need a proper shelter.”
North Korea missile: People under threat react September 15th 2017
“People living in South Korea and Japan react to North Korea’s latest missile launch.”
“That’s a nice wake-up call. My phone translated as ‘a North Korea missile launch’. What do you do in a circumstance like that?”
“The strongest feeling I have is a feeling of fear. I don’t know when I might be killed. That is the scariest part.”
In contrast, the BBC has produced no English language reporting whatsoever on the dozen actual missile hits so far this year in a region just ninety minutes away from its Jerusalem office that has previously seen thousands of such attacks over the past sixteen years.