April 16, 2024


Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham was an NK News contributor based in Seoul, South Korea. Follow him on Twitter.


North Korea warns of “painful” consequences for South Korea as tensions mount

Head of DPRK's United Front Department dismisses ROK efforts to stop anti-regime leaflets being sent North as insincere

Oliver HothamOliver HothamJune 12, 2020

North Korea rules out more concessions to U.S., will pursue weapons development

In statement marking two years since the Singapore summit, foreign minister says relations have "shifted into despair"

Oliver HothamOliver HothamJune 11, 2020

South Korea calls on activists to stop sending anti-regime leaflets to the North

Remarks follow North's threats to withdraw from inter-Korean military agreement should "anti-DPRK" activities continue

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Oliver HothamJune 3, 2020

Stop activists sending leaflets into North Korea, Kim Yo Jong warns South

Pyongyang could withdraw from inter-Korean military accord should "anti-DPRK" activity not stop, leader's sister says

Jacob FromerJacob Fromer | Oliver HothamJune 3, 2020

Inter-Korean laws don’t ban North Korean YouTubers: Seoul’s unification ministry

Seoul working with "relevant authorities" on response to social media-friendly propaganda from Pyongyang

Oliver HothamOliver HothamJune 2, 2020

UK embassy in Pyongyang closes, resident diplomats evacuated from North Korea

Move reportedly linked to DPRK government's coronavirus-prevention measures


U.S. could build trust with North Korea by following South’s lead: Brooks

In interview with NK News podcast, former USFK chief suggests U.S. take a more conciliatory approach in talks with DPRK

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMay 25, 2020

No reason to doubt North Korea’s claims to be coronavirus-free, ambassador says

Russian ambassador to DPRK says he is "inclined to trust" Pyongyang's statistics

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMay 20, 2020

North Korea further relaxes restrictions on resident diplomats, embassy says

Foreigners in DPRK now permitted to visit several previously-restricted department stores, MFA tells diplomats

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMay 18, 2020

What’s up Pyongyang? North Korea experiments with vlogging to fight “fake news”

A new online series, produced in-country, could represent a bold new style for Pyongyang's propaganda operations

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Oliver HothamMay 18, 2020
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