May 22, 2024


Ifang Bremer

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.


North Korea clears strip of mountain near border, possibly for new guard post

Work may be for outpost, gun site or other military building, expert says, amid signs of border activity by two Koreas

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 2, 2024

Unification minister meets pastors to talk missionaries detained in North Korea

Kim Yung-ho asks Protestant leaders to help ensure return of six South Koreans in DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 30, 2024

ROK, US officials to visit site where North Korea abducted high schoolers

Seoul envoy announces trip amid efforts to draw attention to kidnappings and update UN human rights report

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 26, 2024

North Korea likely to reopen to Western tourists in second half: Tour company

Young Pioneer Tours anticipates broader July opening after Russian travelers became first to visit in years in February

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkApril 24, 2024

ROK ban on North Korean media limits free speech, State Department says

US highlights how South Korean laws restrict freedoms, while finding no changes to DPRK’s poor human rights situation

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 23, 2024

‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series

Skybound Entertainment is conducting review after sketch for series was allegedly found on cloud server linked to DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 22, 2024

Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue

Caleb Mission featured in film ‘Beyond Utopia’ says it asks those it helps to agree to filming and attend 3-month class

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkApril 18, 2024

US exploring alternatives to North Korea sanctions panel in and out of UN: Envoy

Linda Thomas-Greenfield signals US doesn’t expect deal to save Panel of Experts after Russia vetoed mandate last month

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 17, 2024

Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties

Both sides tight-lipped about talks as Beijing remains cautious about aligning with ‘rogue’ North Korea, expert says

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 15, 2024

North Korea says it wants to send as many citizens to study in Russia as it can

Minister reportedly delivered message in meeting in Moscow, with DPRK submitting applications for over 100 students

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 12, 2024
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