A reporting team led by correspondent Teresa Bo went to understand what, if anything, has changed since Kim Jung-Un came to power, and how U.S.-North Korean relations look from the other side.
"Our visit to North Korea was part of a highly controlled press tour sponsored by the government.
Our guides decided where we went, who we spoke to and they were with us at all times," reports Bo
Finally, the "Fault Lines
" team visited an apartment supposedly designated for professors at Kim Il Sung University
, where Teresa Bo
spoke to a North Korean citizen Sin Gyong ju, who lived in the apartment with her
daughter, son-in-law and grandson.
At the time of the visit, Kim Jong-Un had not been seen in public for several weeks.
"I want so much to see our beloved Marshall Kim Jong-Un, so every day I wait with baited breath for the newspaper to arrive," she
"When I do not see him on the pages of the paper, my heart suffers."
Asked about the probability of war, she
said, "If [the Americans and South Korea] were to go to war with us right now, the entirety of the landmass that is America, there won't be anyone left to come out and put their seal on their treaty of surrender."
"Hidden State: Inside North Korea" is hosted by "Fault Lines
" Teresa Bo
Bo is a journalist who has worked in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
For the past six years, Bo
has been based in Buenos Aires, from which she
covered the region, including investigating the darker side of Argentinian politics, reporting in-depth on the "war on drugs," and travelling deep into the jungles of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru.
She joined the "Fault Lines" team in 2012.
Before joining Al Jazeera, Bo
was based in Iraq and reported for BBC Spanish and CNN
Bo has won two major awards in Spain for her Iraq coverage, including the prestigious Lara Prize for Best Journalist under 30 years old.
A native Argentinean, Bo holds a bachelor's degree in international politics and a master's degree in international peace and conflict resolution