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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‘A number of editorial guidelines breached’ in BBC Panorama documentary on N. Korea

‘A number of editorial guidelines breached’ in BBC Panorama documentary on N. Korea

BBC's Editorial Standards Committee criticises reporters for their "Undercover in North Korea" documentary

‘A number of editorial guidelines breached’ in BBC Panorama documentary on N. Korea
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 17, 2014
How digital radio could break North Korea’s information blockade

How digital radio could break North Korea’s information blockade

Software-defined radio might prove valuable for increasing information flows into and out of N. Korea

How digital radio could break North Korea’s information blockade
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 17, 2014
Behind North Korea’s propaganda curtain

Behind North Korea’s propaganda curtain

Australian traveler, radio-enthusiast’s project seeks to reveal truths about North Korea's information landscape

Behind North Korea’s propaganda curtain
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 14, 2014
North Korea denies responsibility for oil-tanker near Libya

North Korea denies responsibility for oil-tanker near Libya

Tanker now cancelled from the DPRK ship registry, according to KCNA

North Korea denies responsibility for oil-tanker near Libya
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 13, 2014
First look: North Korea’s Masikryong Ski Resort

First look: North Korea’s Masikryong Ski Resort

Tour operators share initial impressions and observations from the Masik Ryong ski resort

First look: North Korea’s Masikryong Ski Resort
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun January 15, 2014
China, S. Korea, U.S: Whose NK approach works best?

China, S. Korea, U.S: Whose NK approach works best?

Even-handed treatment by the Chinese not necessarily beneficial to inter-Korean ties, expert says

China, S. Korea, U.S: Whose NK approach works best?
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun January 11, 2014
Western ski companies distance themselves from North Korea

Western ski companies distance themselves from North Korea

In many cases North Korea contacted ski companies directly, only to face rejection

Western ski companies distance themselves from North Korea
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun January 10, 2014
Expert: Engagement worth pursuing, but results are small

Expert: Engagement worth pursuing, but results are small

North Korea seeks engagement while undermining U.S.-Japan-S. Korea alliance, historian says

Expert: Engagement worth pursuing, but results are small
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun January 9, 2014
Expert: Time is ripe for engagement

Expert: Time is ripe for engagement

North’s new byungjin line presents opportunities, but also dilemmas for world community

Expert: Time is ripe for engagement
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun December 10, 2013
Denuclearizing a collapsed North Korea

Denuclearizing a collapsed North Korea

Bennett says agreement is needed beforehand, rather than relying on UN Security Council

Denuclearizing a collapsed North Korea
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun October 17, 2013