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JH Ahn

JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.

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Hacking Team email reveals N. Korea’s cyber attack worries

Hacking Team email reveals N. Korea’s cyber attack worries

Debate over NIS's true hacking program target rages on in political circles, online

Hacking Team email reveals N. Korea’s cyber attack worries
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 15, 2015
N.Korea levies sexist insults at South Korean newscaster

N.Korea levies sexist insults at South Korean newscaster

While verbal attacks on political figures are common, insults towards media members are much rarer

N.Korea levies sexist insults at South Korean newscaster
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 10, 2015
N. Korea warns visit by Kim Dae-jung’s wife may be cancelled

N. Korea warns visit by Kim Dae-jung’s wife may be cancelled

North takes offense at implications that aerial arrival could benefit its image, prestige

N. Korea warns visit by Kim Dae-jung’s wife may be cancelled
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 8, 2015
N. Korea slams S. Korea as ‘inhuman’ for not returning fishermen

N. Korea slams S. Korea as ‘inhuman’ for not returning fishermen

North blasts S. Korean decision despite return of two fishermen who wished to go back

N. Korea slams S. Korea as ‘inhuman’ for not returning fishermen
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 8, 2015
North Korea’s ‘Bulletproof Wall’ TV series oddly satisfying

North Korea’s ‘Bulletproof Wall’ TV series oddly satisfying

Series is surprisingly entertaining, yet lacks modern filming technology international viewers’ may be accustomed to

North Korea’s ‘Bulletproof Wall’ TV series oddly satisfying
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 6, 2015
N.Korean media uses ‘birthday dog’ meme to make point

N.Korean media uses ‘birthday dog’ meme to make point

KCTV current affairs program uses picture to illustrate argument that dogs are better taken care of than the poor in the U.S.

N.Korean media uses ‘birthday dog’ meme to make point
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 3, 2015
Unproven potency: N. Korean Viagra’s outrageous claims

Unproven potency: N. Korean Viagra’s outrageous claims

Claims of no side effects, 95 percent success rate also arouse suspicion

Unproven potency: N. Korean Viagra’s outrageous claims
JH Ahn
JH Ahn June 23, 2015
Pyongyang claims to invent cure for MERS

Pyongyang claims to invent cure for MERS

North's intention behind claim dubious - South Korean clinical pharmacy professor

Pyongyang claims to invent cure for MERS
JH Ahn
JH Ahn June 19, 2015
Interview: Was the 2000 inter-Korean summit worth it?

Interview: Was the 2000 inter-Korean summit worth it?

Kim Dae-jung's right-hand man looks back on historic 2000 summit, which he considers a 'half-success'

Interview: Was the 2000 inter-Korean summit worth it?
Ina Yoon
Ina Yoon | JH Ahn June 16, 2015
North Korea maintains muted reaction to MERS outbreak

North Korea maintains muted reaction to MERS outbreak

Observers see Pyongyang showing greater confidence in ability to prevent MERS spread compared to Ebola outbreak

North Korea maintains muted reaction to MERS outbreak
JH Ahn
JH Ahn June 10, 2015