November 27, 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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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
US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

State Department says it's hosting multiday courses through 2023 as DPRK hackers increase attacks on financial systems

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer September 8, 2022
North Korea has ignored dozens of new inquiries about missing persons: UN

North Korea has ignored dozens of new inquiries about missing persons: UN

Working group bemoans DPRK’s ‘persistent lack of cooperation’ as it seeks whereabouts of abductees

North Korea has ignored dozens of new inquiries about missing persons: UN
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 7, 2022
North Korea able to supply vast quantities of ammunition to Russia: Experts

North Korea able to supply vast quantities of ammunition to Russia: Experts

Researcher says Moscow has sought to procure DPRK arms for months, after US media reports on purchases for Ukraine war

North Korea able to supply vast quantities of ammunition to Russia: Experts
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 6, 2022
North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls

North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls

UN special rapporteur Elizabeth Salmon says dialogue with DPRK will be a ‘challenge’ as she wraps up visit to Seoul

North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 2, 2022
ROK prosecutors raid presidential archive over North Korea’s killing of official

ROK prosecutors raid presidential archive over North Korea’s killing of official

Brother of victim says he hopes search and seizure will turn up information on Moon administration’s response

ROK prosecutors raid presidential archive over North Korea’s killing of official
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim September 1, 2022
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