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State media review: North Korea marks May Day with Kim praise and cow prizes
Analysis

State media review: North Korea marks May Day with Kim praise and cow prizes

An in-depth analysis of workers’ holiday celebrations, new animation episodes and mid-tier housing project coverage

State media review: North Korea marks May Day with Kim praise and cow prizes
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 4, 2023
North Korea in April 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in April 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023

North Korea in April 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro May 3, 2023
Less is more? How North Korea’s evolving photo tactics reflect regime priorities
Analysis

Less is more? How North Korea’s evolving photo tactics reflect regime priorities

NK Pro analysis shows state media is publishing fewer and fewer images, even as its photographers use better cameras

Less is more? How North Korea’s evolving photo tactics reflect regime priorities
Ángel GarcíaÁngel García May 2, 2023
State media review: North Korea slams US over Silicon Valley Bank collapse
Analysis

State media review: North Korea slams US over Silicon Valley Bank collapse

An in-depth analysis of criticisms of capitalism, missile-like apartments, an important military holiday and more

State media review: North Korea slams US over Silicon Valley Bank collapse
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung April 27, 2023
Chinese travel agency claims North Korea will open for tourism in June
News

Chinese travel agency claims North Korea will open for tourism in June

Dalian firm advertises multiday trip, but source notes false rumors of reopening have circulated near border for months

Chinese travel agency claims North Korea will open for tourism in June
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll April 27, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What are popular sayings and proverbs in the DPRK?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What are popular sayings and proverbs in the DPRK?

Everyday expressions offer a window into how North Koreans think and see the world

Ask a North Korean: What are popular sayings and proverbs in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim April 26, 2023
The cult of Kim: North Korea’s obsession with portraits of its leaders
Columns

The cult of Kim: North Korea’s obsession with portraits of its leaders

Complex rules govern the display of images of the Kim family, which are treated like holy icons in a state religion

The cult of Kim: North Korea’s obsession with portraits of its leaders
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov April 25, 2023
Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen
Features

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen

Hit shows like ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Money Heist’ show how ROK film and TV has moved past anti-communist tropes of the past

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen
Jason BechervaiseJason Bechervaise April 24, 2023
State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion
Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion

An in-depth analysis of founding leader’s birthday, suspicious financial aid and criticism of ROK response to US leaks

State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung April 20, 2023
Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang
News

Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang

Ceremony to mark Kim Il Sung’s birthday comes amid uneven progress on high-profile efforts to improve housing

Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 17, 2023
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