@AP views of North Korea via Instagram and the wire

Chief Asia Photographer David Guttenfelder & Korea Bureau Chief Jean Lee have posted images via NK's new 3G network, Koryolink. Before, they also used Instagram. DG: "I set up a sharing connection between my laptop and iPod or iPhone, turning my laptop into a hotspot." Phone connects by Wi-Fi.

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  1. Instagramming from North Korea, with @dguttenfelder See more of David's photos from the DPRK by following him on Instagram: @dguttenfelder. It's not every day that you see first-hand scenes from the...
  2. A North Korean guide uses a pointer at the start of a tour of an historic site. On Jan. 18, 2013, foreigners were allowed for the first time to bring mobile phones into North Korea. And this week the local service provider, Koryolink, is allowing foreigners to access the Internet on a data capable 3G connection on our mobile phones. In the past I could post geolocated phone photos to my Instagram feed by turning my online laptop into a hotspot to link my iPhone or iPod touch by wifi. But, today I'm posting this directly from my phone while riding in the back of a van in #Pyongyang. The window on to North Korea has opened another crack. Meanwhile, for Koreans here who will not have access to the same service, the window remains shut.
  3. Also, see Jean H. Lee at instagram.com/newsjean/ 
  4. January 2012: AP opens full-time, all-formats news bureau in North Korea: bit.ly/MK2Jsf