November 30, 2022

Features

Long-form reporting on timeless issues and human interest stories by NK News journalists and contributors.

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Hong Kyung Eui was ousted from the group after urging reform and now says group is a shadow of its former self

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 25, 2022
What BTS’ Jin can expect from front-line military service at North Korean border

What BTS’ Jin can expect from front-line military service at North Korean border

Former soldiers say serving on DPRK’s doorstep can be exhausting, but also recall things they enjoyed about army life

What BTS’ Jin can expect from front-line military service at North Korean border
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Yeji Chung November 18, 2022
In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home

In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home

New Malden provides a place where refugees can blend in. But they carry with them the memories of those left behind.

In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch November 11, 2022
How the US and North Korea teamed up to fight a common enemy — pirates

How the US and North Korea teamed up to fight a common enemy — pirates

A US destroyer answered a distress call from the DPRK’s Dai Hong Dan off the Somali coast 15 years ago

How the US and North Korea teamed up to fight a common enemy — pirates
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 1, 2022
How a US veteran became a POW in North Korea 60 years after the Korean War

How a US veteran became a POW in North Korea 60 years after the Korean War

Merrill Newman’s ill-fated trip to the DPRK would reveal the ways in which for Pyongyang, the conflict never ended

How a US veteran became a POW in North Korea 60 years after the Korean War
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia October 28, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams

In exclusive letters from prison, man blackmailed by DPRK defends his actions as necessary to save family in country

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Sojin Jung September 14, 2022
Lost but not forgotten: Inside the harrowing search for a Korean War pilot

Lost but not forgotten: Inside the harrowing search for a Korean War pilot

The US thrice declared Harry Moore dead. 50 years later, it said he may have survived a crash in North Korea after all.

Lost but not forgotten: Inside the harrowing search for a Korean War pilot
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 1, 2022
How the first North Korean to face charges in US triggered a diplomatic standoff

How the first North Korean to face charges in US triggered a diplomatic standoff

O Nam Chol was accused of sexual assault in 1982, forcing DPRK and US to negotiate for first time in decades

How the first North Korean to face charges in US triggered a diplomatic standoff
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot August 22, 2022
How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

Mini documentaries and flashy missile launch videos show Pyongyang can adapt delivery, though messages remain the same

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko August 12, 2022
Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Kim Mi Sook shunned typical women’s jobs for dangerous but profitable ventures, making it big as a money broker

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 9, 2022
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