December 08, 2022

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 says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine

An in-depth analysis of efforts to paint leader as a man of the people, criticism of Canada and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungOctober 6, 2022
Analysis

State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment

An in-depth analysis of efforts to boost food production, DPRK criticism of the South Korean president, and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungSeptember 29, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK-Japan summit anniversary, warnings against the flu, strange accents and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungSeptember 22, 2022
Analysis

State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm

An in-depth analysis of sports competitions, letters from China and Russia, agricultural ‘morale’ and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungSeptember 15, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea prepares for typhoon disaster that never came

An in-depth analysis of Typhoon Hinnamnor, criticism of Japan’s defense budget and a new ideological program for kids

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungSeptember 8, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea implies Kim Jong Un caught COVID from officials

An in-depth analysis of claims about the DPRK leader’s health, criticism of New Zealand and Youth Day celebrations

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungSeptember 1, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time

An in-depth analysis of Pyongyang’s anti-Abe sentiment, renewed domestic tourism and lingering COVID-19 paranoia

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungAugust 25, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan

An in-depth analysis of praise of Kim Il Sung, an investigation into colonial-era force labor and COVID policy changes

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungAugust 18, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue

An in-depth analysis of DPRK-China alignment, Seoul’s ‘audacious’ inter-Korean plans, consumer goods shows and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungAugust 11, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality

An in-depth analysis of propaganda on female workers, reports of no new COVID cases, reactions to NPT review and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungAugust 4, 2022