May 26, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Seung-Yeon Chung

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

Domestic-facing North Korean media condemns US-ROK drills in rare commentary

Rodong Sinmun slams Yoon Suk-yeol and details US military assets in what experts call effort to ratchet up tensions

Analysis

State media review: North Korea says rusty American bombs threaten capital

An in-depth analysis of unexploded ordnance in Pyongyang, letter diplomacy with China, a new agriculture push and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungMarch 16, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates itself as a land of gender equality

An in-depth analysis of Women’s Day celebrations, a law on cell phone use and agriculture amid a food crisis

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungMarch 9, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korea dangles promise of new homes to motivate farmers

An in-depth analysis of agriculture policy changes, a religious group’s denunciation, frog oil cosmetics and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungMarch 2, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’

An in-depth analysis of calls to resist outside help, praise for a new greenhouse farm, an animated love story and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungFebruary 23, 2023
Analysis

State media review: Kim Jong Un snaps a photo with pro-military ‘activists’

An in-depth analysis of efforts to promote national defense, a meeting on reforestation, Kim Jong Il’s birthday and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungFebruary 16, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korea sends condolences to Syria, Turkey after quakes

An in-depth analysis of Kim Jong Un’s letter to Assad, satellite criticism, army anniversary celebrations and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungFebruary 10, 2023
Analysis

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites

An in-depth analysis of youth mobilization, forced grain donation, criticism of the UN Command and more

Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon ChungFebruary 2, 2023
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
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