February 05, 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).

News

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales

NK Pro has translated full text of notice that appears to show harsh crack down on market activity during COVID outbreak

Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates its Korean War ‘victory’

An in-depth analysis of Victory Day events, a Red Guard’s op-ed against military drills, declining COVID cases and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJuly 28, 2022
Analysis

State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease

An in-depth analysis of efforts to secure clean water, propaganda on Korean War, Kim Il Sung’s memoirs and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJuly 22, 2022
Analysis

State media review: DPRK accuses Yoon of ‘scheming’ over 2019 defector incident

An in-depth analysis of criticism of the Yoon administration, Kim Il Sung’s birthday celebrations, heavy rains and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJuly 14, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea slams South Korea for joining NATO summit

An in-depth analysis of criticism of ‘Asian NATO,’ media coverage of heavy rains and floods and anti-US propaganda

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJune 30, 2022
Analysis

State media review: Pro-DPRK media says tensions may cause ‘unpredictable event’

An in-depth analysis of criticism of the Biden administration, extreme weather, relaxed quarantine rules and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJune 23, 2022
Analysis

State media review: New disease outbreak rubs salt in North Korea’s wounds

An in-depth analysis of drought and epidemics in a rice-producing region, blaming workers for economic issues and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJune 17, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea praises medics for working with high fevers

An in-depth analysis of foreign medicine use, plans for a children’s conference, criticism of Yoon Suk-yeol and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJune 9, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea labors to limit ‘aftereffects’ of COVID-19

An in-depth analysis of advice for recovered patients, a congress of Koreans in Japan and nuclear retaliation against US

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungJune 2, 2022
Analysis

State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19

An in-depth look at wall-to-wall coverage of the country’s first outbreak in television and print media

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungMay 20, 2022