October 06, 2022
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State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
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

State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung October 6, 2022
Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
Analysis

Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street

Ornate concrete towers of Hwasong district taking shape according to blueprints, on-the-ground photos show

Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 6, 2022
Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images
Analysis

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images

Chongjin locals covered coast in makeshift tents as beaches opened for first time in three years, imagery shows

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 5, 2022
‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda
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‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda

Vlog-style video features woman praising the army as Pyongyang continues its new-look media campaign

‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll September 30, 2022
State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment
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

State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung September 29, 2022
North Korea claims US soldiers cut child’s arms off in latest hate campaign
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North Korea claims US soldiers cut child’s arms off in latest hate campaign

State media airs footage of armless woman saying she’s a war crime victim in new anti-U.S. propaganda push

North Korea claims US soldiers cut child’s arms off in latest hate campaign
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 29, 2022
State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
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

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung September 22, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

DPRK regards military athletes as akin to combatants in war, and the results can be fatal

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military
Sersong HanSersong Han September 22, 2022
The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame
Analysis

The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame

Kim Jong Il’s operatic passion project remains a nostalgic classic in China and elsewhere, 50 years after its release

The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame
Oliver JiaOliver Jia September 20, 2022
Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know
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Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

International law guarantees the right to receive information, though few in ROK government will defend this principle

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser September 19, 2022
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