October 06, 2022

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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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North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report

North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report

DPRK allegedly hired Russians to create accounts for North Koreans to evade sanctions, UN Panel of Experts report states

North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 20, 2022
Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase
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Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase

National Security Office official says South Korea late to improving cyber deterrence and will emulate US Cyber Command

Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Nils Weisensee September 20, 2022
US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack

US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack

Allies commit to deploy strategic assets in ‘timely, effective manner’ in high-level talks on nuclear deterrence

US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 17, 2022
Most Americans think US should focus on issues other than North Korea: Poll

Most Americans think US should focus on issues other than North Korea: Poll

Experts say Ukraine war, pandemic and other problems have crowded out attention on DPRK nuclear weapons

Most Americans think US should focus on issues other than North Korea: Poll
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 15, 2022
Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019

Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019

Statement says both fishermen in their 20s and from Chongjin, information that expert says ‘humanizes’ their case

Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim September 15, 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
North Korea keeps aid groups in the dark about its COVID vaccine campaign

North Korea keeps aid groups in the dark about its COVID vaccine campaign

Gavi and UNICEF say they have yet to receive requests for doses since DPRK suddenly announced it will start jabs

North Korea keeps aid groups in the dark about its COVID vaccine campaign
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 14, 2022
North Korea and Russia agree to resume rail traffic, provincial government says

North Korea and Russia agree to resume rail traffic, provincial government says

DPRK ambassador to Moscow reportedly reaches deal with Primorsky governor to open border for first time since 2020

North Korea and Russia agree to resume rail traffic, provincial government says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 9, 2022
North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data

North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data

Beijing recently warned fishers to avoid North Korean waters, where violent clashes have sometimes taken place

North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer September 9, 2022
Unification minister proposes inter-Korean meeting to discuss family reunions

Unification minister proposes inter-Korean meeting to discuss family reunions

Kwon Young-se says time is running out for families separated by Korean War over 70 years ago

Unification minister proposes inter-Korean meeting to discuss family reunions
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim September 8, 2022
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