April 17, 2024

About the author

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.

More articles by 'Ifang Bremer'

New South Korean ‘anti-communism unit’ to probe North Korean espionage

New South Korean ‘anti-communism unit’ to probe North Korean espionage

Spy agency will co-lead investigations with police until handover next year, amid controversy over transfer of authority

New South Korean ‘anti-communism unit’ to probe North Korean espionage
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 7, 2023
North Korean espionage cases fuel debate about ROK spy agency reform

North Korean espionage cases fuel debate about ROK spy agency reform

Opposition politician and legal group express concern that NIS opposes transfer of investigation authority to police

North Korean espionage cases fuel debate about ROK spy agency reform
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 3, 2023
UN says it sent range of vaccines to North Korea for pregnant women and children

UN says it sent range of vaccines to North Korea for pregnant women and children

New report from UNICEF makes no mention of COVID jabs three years into pandemic

UN says it sent range of vaccines to North Korea for pregnant women and children
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 2, 2023
North Korea calls for abolishing UN human rights office in Seoul

North Korea calls for abolishing UN human rights office in Seoul

Foreign ministry portrays office as working for US, as it co-hosts event featuring special envoy for DPRK human rights

North Korea calls for abolishing UN human rights office in Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 1, 2023
Mane supplier? Russia reveals stable that may have sent horses to Kim Jong Un
NK PRO

Mane supplier? Russia reveals stable that may have sent horses to Kim Jong Un

Trade data names individual who received approval to export horses to North Korea last year, ahead of Nov. shipment

Mane supplier? Russia reveals stable that may have sent horses to Kim Jong Un
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 27, 2023
UNICEF delivers 25 containers of medical and nutritional aid to North Korea

UNICEF delivers 25 containers of medical and nutritional aid to North Korea

UN organization says two separate shipments arrived at the port city of Nampho in January despite DPRK’s COVID controls

UNICEF delivers 25 containers of medical and nutritional aid to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 26, 2023
Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect

Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect

Oh Hye-son, spouse of defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho, shares her life story for the first time in a new memoir

Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 25, 2023
US nominates State Department veteran as North Korean human rights envoy

US nominates State Department veteran as North Korean human rights envoy

If approved by Senate, Julie Turner will be first woman to fill key role that has been been vacant for over six years

US nominates State Department veteran as North Korean human rights envoy
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 24, 2023
Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much

Primorsky Krai border region lists DPRK among buyers of grain products, as Pyongyang signals continuing food problems

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 23, 2023
New report shines light on secret North Korean groups fighting against K-pop

New report shines light on secret North Korean groups fighting against K-pop

Testimony of officials and victims details inner workings of ‘non-socialist groups’ that enforce ideological conformity

New report shines light on secret North Korean groups fighting against K-pop
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 19, 2023
1 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 41