July 14, 2020

Ask A North Korean

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

Ask a North Korean: smuggling goods and helping escapees across the Yalu River

"God, please help me live. Help me not get washed away by the force of the current...."

Tae-il Shim August 21, 2019

Ask a North Korean: is anyone genuinely loyal to the ruling Kims anymore?

"With my body in chains, I learned that the culprits of our suffering were the incapable leadership"

In-hua Kim August 12, 2019

Ask a North Korean: introducing the "Smuggler Kingpin" of Hyesan

The story of our second new contributor, from starving taekwondo teacher to TV smuggler

Tae-il Shim August 2, 2019

Ask a North Korean: from middle-class life to famine and freedom

Introducing a new writer, a former resident of Hyesan, Ryanggang-do

In-hua Kim July 17, 2019

Inter-Korean family reunions: a defector's perspective

"If it took these people 70 years, how long will it take for me to see my family in the North?"

Sarah Han August 23, 2018

Ask a North Korean: how do you feel about Moon Jae-in's policies so far?

"I'm the very first in my family to publicly and freely write about my leader"

Park Ui-sung June 29, 2018

The Kim Jong Un – Moon Jae-in summit: why it was so personal for me

"Despite what critics say, I hope this meeting makes my dreams no longer seem that far away"

Sarah Han April 27, 2018

Ask a North Korean: Welcoming Yeji Lee, a new writer

"My hometown is Samjiyon County... where propaganda tells us Kim Jong Il was born"

Yeji Lee April 5, 2018

Ask a North Korean: what do you think about sanctions?

"The authorities fear internal opposition more than restrictive economic measures"

Park Ui-sung March 25, 2018
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