May 17, 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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US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea

US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea

Washington seeks projects with ‘immediate impact,’ but has yet to appoint new DPRK human rights policy envoy

US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 22, 2022
North Korea slams European Parliament as ‘gang of liars’ after human rights vote

North Korea slams European Parliament as ‘gang of liars’ after human rights vote

The parliament adopted a new resolution this month condemning North Korea human rights violations

North Korea slams European Parliament as ‘gang of liars’ after human rights vote
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 20, 2022
North Korea to send 30 ‘technicians’ to Guinea for agricultural cooperation

North Korea to send 30 ‘technicians’ to Guinea for agricultural cooperation

West African country agrees to deal with DPRK ambassador to help support research center named after Kim Il Sung

North Korea to send 30 ‘technicians’ to Guinea for agricultural cooperation
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 19, 2022
New imported goods on sale at Pyongyang shop after earlier shortages: Sources

New imported goods on sale at Pyongyang shop after earlier shortages: Sources

Prices of foreign products vary widely, from $17 for 100 grams of coffee to $1.50 for a canned drink

New imported goods on sale at Pyongyang shop after earlier shortages: Sources
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 18, 2022
Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul

Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul

Pandemic border controls continue to limit numbers, as expert says North Koreans’ lives becoming more difficult

Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 15, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol says overfocus on North Korea undercut Seoul’s global diplomacy

Yoon Suk-yeol says overfocus on North Korea undercut Seoul’s global diplomacy

South Korean president-elect reaffirms intention to boost ties with Washington and Tokyo in interview with US newspaper

Yoon Suk-yeol says overfocus on North Korea undercut Seoul’s global diplomacy
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 15, 2022
South Korean group receives exemption to ship briquette machines to North Korea

South Korean group receives exemption to ship briquette machines to North Korea

UN gives NGO one year to deliver coal briquette equipment to prevent water and food-borne disease in border area

South Korean group receives exemption to ship briquette machines to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 14, 2022
Hostility toward North Korean defectors on rise in South Korea: Survey

Hostility toward North Korean defectors on rise in South Korea: Survey

One in four reports enmity toward defectors, which experts say reflects growing prejudice toward minorities globally

Hostility toward North Korean defectors on rise in South Korea: Survey
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 13, 2022
A North Korean defector blends his past and present, one painting at a time

A North Korean defector blends his past and present, one painting at a time

Artist Jeon Ju Yeong tells NK News he hopes his artwork will build bridge of understanding with South Koreans

A North Korean defector blends his past and present, one painting at a time
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 11, 2022
North Korea’s space capabilities still lag behind its ambitions: Report

North Korea’s space capabilities still lag behind its ambitions: Report

Think tank finds DPRK’s missile activity has not led to major space advances, though expert warns it could in future

North Korea’s space capabilities still lag behind its ambitions: Report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 9, 2022