June 02, 2020

Ask A North Korean

Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: what do North Koreans think about NGOs working in the DPRK?

"I was never able to benefit from any of the food and medicine sent by humanitarian organizations"

In-hua Kim May 15, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how do you feel about the election of defector Thae Yong-ho?

"I see Thae's election as being of great significance in establishing all North Korean defectors in South Korea"

Tae-il Shim May 8, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how severe is bullying in North Korean schools?

"A group of rough students attacked a classmate... he was beaten so badly that they actually killed him."

In-hua Kim May 1, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how does sex education differ between North and South Korea?

"It breaks my heart when I think of how women in North Korea... don't receive even the most basic sex education"

Tae-il Shim April 22, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how are orphans treated in North Korea?

"In North Korea, orphans live pitiful lives on the brink of death"

In-hua Kim April 13, 2020

Ask a North Korean: what do North Koreans think about black people?

"In general, North Koreans sympathize with black Americans just like they do with those in Africa"

In-hua Kim April 2, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how do people keep warm during harsh North Korean winters?

"From October to April, Hyesanites struggle for survival"

Tae-il Shim March 24, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how much do North Koreans know about the outside world?

"Ordinary North Koreans have very skimpy knowledge about the outside world"

In-hua Kim March 18, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how are disabled people treated in North Korea?

"You are looked down on and subject to harsh treatment if you were born with a physical disability"

Tae-il Shim March 12, 2020

Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?

"Money and bribes are far more important than in South Korea"

In-hua Kim March 3, 2020
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