December 05, 2023


Lina Park

Lina Park

Lina Park is a news trainee at NK News. She previously researched North Korean human rights issues at Hanvoice and South Korean foreign relations at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.


ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea

Defector leader says probes have caused confusion among escapees, who have long been able to send funds through brokers

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkNovember 28, 2023

Panmunjom tours to resume this week, four months after Travis King crossing

Seoul says only South Koreans will be able to join tours to village bordering North Korea for now

Lina ParkLina ParkNovember 21, 2023

Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea

Newly opened North Korean Human Rights Museum holds up testimonies of defectors on abuses suffered under the Kim regime

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkNovember 17, 2023

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

First-of-its-kind installation in Seoul uses interactive storytelling to raise awareness about DPRK human rights

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkNovember 15, 2023

US, ROK, Japan to kick off info sharing on North Korean missiles next month

Announcement comes as Seoul and Washington revise strategy for deterring DPRK nukes for first time in decade

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Lina ParkNovember 13, 2023

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

TV program profiles boy delivered by army medics during pandemic, in propaganda campaign to shore up support for regime

Lina ParkLina Park | Seung-Yeon ChungNovember 7, 2023

US-ROK forces hold drill on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean attack on border islands

Large-scale maritime drill in Yellow Sea is ‘essential’ to address emerging threats, expert says

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Lina ParkOctober 26, 2023

US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans

Report finds that DPRK laborers illegally working in China continue to process seafood that ends up in US

Lina ParkLina ParkOctober 25, 2023

Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service

South Korea considering mandatory conscription for escapees, and experts say it could help defectors integrate into ROK

Lina ParkLina ParkOctober 23, 2023

A North Korean defector’s long journey from prison to the halls of academia

Kim Seong-ryeol tells NK News how he escaped the DPRK twice and became the first defector to work as an ROK professor

Lina ParkLina ParkOctober 18, 2023