Ifang Bremer | NK News
July 19, 2024

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Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems

NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems

Multiple groups report that they’ve struggled to reach contacts and deliver aid as DPRK prioritizes self-reliance

NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 20, 2023
Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns

Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns

Jingsh say it will support foreign investment and acquisitions, years after UN sanctions drove out other law firms

Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 16, 2023
Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

First-of-its-kind installation in Seoul uses interactive storytelling to raise awareness about DPRK human rights

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park November 15, 2023
ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

NIS says it’s committed to protecting human rights of escapees, but activist tells NK News agency is not doing enough

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 10, 2023
UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals

UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals

Human Rights Committee calls for legal protections for defectors facing investigation to prevent forced repatriation

UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 7, 2023
North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia

North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia

Moscow tells UN Panel of Experts that two men were completing ‘industrial work experience,’ denying breach of sanctions

North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 6, 2023
Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue

Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue

Ministry says incident in East Sea highlights need to restore communications that have been defunct since April

Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 2, 2023
Japan court rules North Korea responsible for luring people with false promises

Japan court rules North Korea responsible for luring people with false promises

Historic ruling awards damages to four victims who migrated to DPRK from Japan under ‘Paradise on Earth’ campaign

Japan court rules North Korea responsible for luring people with false promises
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 31, 2023
‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea

‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea

Kim Cheol-ok was repatriated after 25 years in China. Now her family is looking for answers about her fate.

‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park October 31, 2023
Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data

Official statistics show 370 DPRK citizens entered country, an increase one expert tied to growing bilateral cooperation

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data
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Anton Sokolin | Ifang Bremer October 27, 2023
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