May 07, 2021

Ask A North Korean

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

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

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"

Ask a North Korean: how much do North Koreans know about the outside world?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim March 18, 2020
Ask a North Korean: how are disabled people treated in North Korea?

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"

Ask a North Korean: how are disabled people treated in North Korea?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim March 12, 2020
Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?

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

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

Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim March 3, 2020
Ask a North Korean: what is the healthcare system in the DPRK really like?

Ask a North Korean: what is the healthcare system in the DPRK really like?

"How much money a patient has determines whether they live or die"

Ask a North Korean: what is the healthcare system in the DPRK really like?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim February 21, 2020
Ask a North Korean: were North Koreans genuinely grieving when Kim Il Sung died?

Ask a North Korean: were North Koreans genuinely grieving when Kim Il Sung died?

"It felt like the world was coming to an end"

Ask a North Korean: were North Koreans genuinely grieving when Kim Il Sung died?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim January 30, 2020
Ask a North Korean: what was life like on the construction sites at Samjiyon?

Ask a North Korean: what was life like on the construction sites at Samjiyon?

"It keeps me up at night when I think about those hungry children struggling in the cold"

Ask a North Korean: what was life like on the construction sites at Samjiyon?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim January 20, 2020
Ask a North Korean: what does the leader’s New Year’s speech mean to you?

Ask a North Korean: what does the leader’s New Year’s speech mean to you?

"No North Korean is looking forward to the New Year’s speech"

Ask a North Korean: what does the leader’s New Year’s speech mean to you?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim | Tae-il Shim January 3, 2020
Ask a North Korean: how do you feel about the UN ban on overseas workers?

Ask a North Korean: how do you feel about the UN ban on overseas workers?

"I couldn't help but sigh at the news that North Korean overseas workers were being sent back to North Korea"

Ask a North Korean: how do you feel about the UN ban on overseas workers?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim December 23, 2019
Ask a North Korean: why do people decide to leave North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: why do people decide to leave North Korea?

"The majority of those that decide to leave do so because they're disenchanted by the current political situation"

Ask a North Korean: why do people decide to leave North Korea?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim December 16, 2019
Ask a North Korean: is North Korea environmentally-friendly?

Ask a North Korean: is North Korea environmentally-friendly?

"'Nature' in North Korea is so bleak I am ashamed to even call it that."

Ask a North Korean: is North Korea environmentally-friendly?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim December 3, 2019
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