March 20, 2023

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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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Seoul issues warning about inadvertently hiring North Korean IT workers

Seoul issues warning about inadvertently hiring North Korean IT workers

Instructions come after DPRK personnel reportedly falsified their identities to secure work on freelancing platforms

Seoul issues warning about inadvertently hiring North Korean IT workers
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 8, 2022
UN humanitarian aid for North Korea plummets to record low of $1.7 million

UN humanitarian aid for North Korea plummets to record low of $1.7 million

Member states' financial commitments in 2022 decline nearly 90% from the year before, UN data shows

UN humanitarian aid for North Korea plummets to record low of $1.7 million
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 7, 2022
European Council renews human rights sanctions on top North Korean officials

European Council renews human rights sanctions on top North Korean officials

Expert says move unlikely to improve situation on the ground but sends important message to Pyongyang

European Council renews human rights sanctions on top North Korean officials
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 6, 2022
Ex-security chief arrested over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen

Ex-security chief arrested over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen

Former president Moon slams arrest of Suh Hoon, calls former National Security Advisor asset to inter-Korean relations

Ex-security chief arrested over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 5, 2022
Danger zone: Activists say they sent ‘Top Gun’ and other films into North Korea

Danger zone: Activists say they sent ‘Top Gun’ and other films into North Korea

Group aims to ‘empower’ the people but may have defied South Korean law against sending materials across border

Danger zone: Activists say they sent ‘Top Gun’ and other films into North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 5, 2022
From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

Jung Haneul made rare escape across DMZ after seeing ‘injustices’ in the DPRK, and now shares his story with the world

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Yeji Chung December 2, 2022
Moon slams investigation into 2020 death of ROK citizen as partisan witch hunt

Moon slams investigation into 2020 death of ROK citizen as partisan witch hunt

Prosecutors seek arrest of Moon Jae-in’s former officials over alleged mishandling of DPRK shooting death of Lee Dae-jun

Moon slams investigation into 2020 death of ROK citizen as partisan witch hunt
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 1, 2022
Ex-security chief may face arrest over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen

Ex-security chief may face arrest over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen

Prosecutors investigating allegations Suh Hoon hampered investigation into death of Lee Dae-jun in DPRK waters

Ex-security chief may face arrest over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 29, 2022
Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Hong Kyung Eui was ousted from the group after urging reform and now says group is a shadow of its former self

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 25, 2022
Syria appoints new ambassador to North Korea

Syria appoints new ambassador to North Korea

Expert says Syria may have appointed new envoy now to take advantage of possible border reopening in the DPRK

Syria appoints new ambassador to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 22, 2022
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