April 20, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

News

US eases restrictions on humanitarian and journalism activities in North Korea

Experts welcomed move which means NGOs can more easily conduct educational programs and peacebuilding efforts in DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerFebruary 16, 2024
News

North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul

While state media has slammed Julie Turner in previous statements, activists say this rhetoric was particularly harsh

Ifang BremerIfang BremerFebruary 15, 2024
News

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Chun Ki-won founded Durihana school for DPRK escapees, where he abused five students over the course of seven years

Ifang BremerIfang BremerFebruary 15, 2024
News

Number of fines for exchanges with North Korea increases under Yoon government

South Korea imposed six fines for violations of exchange act in 2023, which expert says could impact civilian channels

Ifang BremerIfang BremerFebruary 12, 2024
News

Russia again uses North Korean missiles to strike Ukrainian city: Police

Specialists say KN-23 missiles were DPRK-made but expert warns against drawing conclusions on their operational effects

Ifang BremerIfang BremerFebruary 8, 2024
News

North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey

Government poll of over 6,000 defectors also revealed increasing dissatisfaction with Kim Jong Un

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Joon Ha ParkFebruary 6, 2024
News

North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN

Extent of humanitarian crisis in DPRK may be unknown without staff on ground, but UNICEF reports vaccine progress

Ifang BremerIfang BremerFebruary 5, 2024
Analysis

North Korea expands coastal fencing in likely bid to stop defections by sea

NK Pro analysis shows DPRK added or renovated over 300 miles of fencing, justifying it as effort to keep out disease

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jacob BogleJanuary 30, 2024
Analysis

Deciphering reports of North Korean workers’ strike in Chinese textile factories

Experts weigh in on whether large-scale action took place and how years of unpaid wages could have sparked a backlash

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkJanuary 29, 2024
News

Seoul condemns Beijing over North Korean escapee issue at UN human rights review

South Korea pressures China about its forced repatriation of DPRK escapees for first time at Universal Periodic Review

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJanuary 24, 2024
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