November 26, 2022

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Ole Jakob Skåtun

Ole Jakob Skåtun is a freelance journalist. In addition to reporting on Korean affairs for newspapers in his native Norway, his previous work also includes freelance work from Russia. His Twitter handle is @OleJakobS

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Russian vice-premier visits Pyongyang to discuss economic ties

Russian vice-premier visits Pyongyang to discuss economic ties

Visit only the latest in a series of recent Russian outreaches to North Korea

Russian vice-premier visits Pyongyang to discuss economic ties
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 28, 2014
Defector’s acquittal on espionage charges upheld

Defector’s acquittal on espionage charges upheld

Appellate court maintains guilty verdict on passport-law violation

Defector’s acquittal on espionage charges upheld
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 25, 2014
South Korean railway head visits Pyongyang

South Korean railway head visits Pyongyang

Railway conference in Pyongyang raises questions on resuming trans-Korean and trans-Siberian rail talks.

South Korean railway head visits Pyongyang
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 21, 2014
Spy-case causes stir in defector community

Spy-case causes stir in defector community

Ahead of final verdict in the Yoo Woo-seong-case, issues of money-brokering, citizenship-issues cause commotion

Spy-case causes stir in defector community
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 18, 2014
N. Korean illicit trade adapts to international sanctions – Report

N. Korean illicit trade adapts to international sanctions – Report

Decreased state control, increased marketization make N. Korea's illicit activities more difficult to monitor – report.

N. Korean illicit trade adapts to international sanctions – Report
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 15, 2014
Beijing summons N.Korean ambassador amid nuclear threats – Yonhap

Beijing summons N.Korean ambassador amid nuclear threats – Yonhap

Meeting suggests tougher Chinese stance towards North Korea - Lankov

Beijing summons N.Korean ambassador amid nuclear threats – Yonhap
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 8, 2014
Verdict approaching for main actor in North Korean spy case

Verdict approaching for main actor in North Korean spy case

If acquitted of espionage, defector may still face deportation over false citizenship report

Verdict approaching for main actor in North Korean spy case
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 7, 2014
Cardamomyang: Bringing North Korea to Norway

Cardamomyang: Bringing North Korea to Norway

Norwegians will celebrate constitution's 200th anniversary with students from Pyongyang

Cardamomyang: Bringing North Korea to Norway
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 31, 2014
North Korea’s Japan approach: Keep doors open, play for time

North Korea’s Japan approach: Keep doors open, play for time

Recent developments the result of careful considerations, experts suggest

North Korea’s Japan approach: Keep doors open, play for time
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 25, 2014
Released missionary thinks hunger strike helped end N. Korean imprisonment

Released missionary thinks hunger strike helped end N. Korean imprisonment

Australian speaks with Australian newspaper about his 15-day interrogation process

Released missionary thinks hunger strike helped end N. Korean imprisonment
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 24, 2014