February 01, 2023

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Seung-Yeon Chung

Seung-Yeon Chung is a state media specialist at NK News. She previously worked in the Department of Unification and Foreign Ministry at Korean Broadcast System (KBS).

Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship

An in-depth analysis of the USS Pueblo crisis, Kim Jong Un’s two favorite schools, Lunar New Year festivities and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJanuary 26, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korean drama doubles down on violence and adult themes

An in-depth analysis of a provocative spy show, criticism of the UN chief, updates on COVID and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJanuary 19, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un made Dennis Rodman famous

An in-depth analysis of a new propaganda book, class education anniversary, Kim’s birthday and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJanuary 12, 2023
Analysis

State media review: Long-lost North Korean media star reappears on Chinese site

An in-depth analysis of vlogger Un A, a landmark children’s congress and unconventional new year’s celebrations

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJanuary 5, 2023
Analysis

New North Korean drama leans on violence and foul language to appeal to viewers

More provocative propaganda may be attempt to cater to younger generations who have been exposed to foreign content

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJanuary 4, 2023
News

Official 2023 North Korean calendar lays out contours of the year ahead

DPRK again excludes nuclear test holiday and Kim Jong Un’s birthday, while major army anniversary approaches

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungDecember 30, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea slams Seoul’s economic policies as pro-US

An in-depth analysis of criticism of Yoon, praise of nuclear missiles, admonitions to study hard and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungDecember 29, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korean bakers rise to the occasion amid food shortages

An in-depth analysis of state efforts to change diets, low-key commemorations for Kim Jong Il, a new TV show and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungDecember 22, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Koreans get an ideological education on Mount Paektu

An in-depth analysis of youth trip to the ‘sacred’ mountain, remembrances for Kim Jong Il and the year’s top highlights

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungDecember 15, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea takes aim at use of foreign words

An in-depth analysis of new SPA meetings, Pyongyang cold noodles, needling of Seoul ministry and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungDecember 8, 2022
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