October 02, 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 Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

State media says over half a million people affected by fever symptoms since April as DPRK battles COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 14, 2022
Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Court says defector worked on behalf of Pyongyang to convince other defectors to return to North Korea

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

As hundreds of thousands battle ‘fever’ in North Korea, China joins WHO and South Korea in offering COVID-19 aid

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
Omicron has stopped normal life in Pyongyang. But will it stop a nuclear test?

Omicron has stopped normal life in Pyongyang. But will it stop a nuclear test?

Experts divided on whether Pyongyang will push ahead with nuclear test or focus all efforts on stamping out Omicron

Omicron has stopped normal life in Pyongyang. But will it stop a nuclear test?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 12, 2022
North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
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North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm

Hackers concealed malicious script inside a word processing file specifically targeting defectors in South Korea

North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 11, 2022
North Korea raises alarm over ‘second-worst drought’ in 40 years

North Korea raises alarm over ‘second-worst drought’ in 40 years

State media channeling food supply concerns, but expert says lack of water could be related to poor management practices

North Korea raises alarm over ‘second-worst drought’ in 40 years
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 10, 2022
Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?

Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?

Protestants outnumber Buddhists among defectors, even though both religions are about equally represented in South Korea

Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 9, 2022
North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

New photo book praises ‘unprecedented change' in inter-Korean relations during 2018

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office
North Korea’s primary state newspaper silent on previous days missile test

North Korea’s primary state newspaper silent on previous days missile test

No state media coverage could indicate a failure, but experts say that’s not necessarily the case

North Korea’s primary state newspaper silent on previous days missile test
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 5, 2022
North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia

North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia

Expert says salience in the international community exactly what DPRK hopes to achieve through missile tests this year

North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 4, 2022
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