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How North Korea uses feature films as a social weapon – Ep. 342
North Korea News Podcast

How North Korea uses feature films as a social weapon – Ep. 342

Benjamin Joinau discusses his database of some 800 DPRK movies and what we can learn from the country’s cinema

How North Korea uses feature films as a social weapon – Ep. 342
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans spend their time?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans spend their time?

A defector writes about daily routines and the supremacy of work, and why DPRK citizens don’t even think about hobbies

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans spend their time?
Jin May 10, 2024
State media review: North Korea highlights roles of midwives amid low birth rate
Analysis

State media review: North Korea highlights roles of midwives amid low birth rate

An in-depth analysis of International Day of the Midwife, Kim Jong Un’s letters to Putin and rice planting efforts

State media review: North Korea highlights roles of midwives amid low birth rate
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 9, 2024
‘It slaps’: How a propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un went viral on TikTok
Features

‘It slaps’: How a propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un went viral on TikTok

Videos featuring ‘Friendly Father’ have flooded popular app, even as US pushes to ban it over fears of misinformation

‘It slaps’: How a propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un went viral on TikTok
Joe SmithJoe Smith May 9, 2024
Hundreds of North Koreans enter Russia in first quarter amid burgeoning ties
News

Hundreds of North Koreans enter Russia in first quarter amid burgeoning ties

Data reveals new quarterly high since pre-pandemic times, while number of Russians entering DPRK also surged

Hundreds of North Koreans enter Russia in first quarter amid burgeoning ties
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin May 9, 2024
Biting humor: North Korea’s forgotten embrace of satirical cartoons
Features

Biting humor: North Korea’s forgotten embrace of satirical cartoons

Magazine Hwalsal once prominently featured social criticism, revealing openness of early DPRK until regime cracked down

Biting humor: North Korea’s forgotten embrace of satirical cartoons
Choi Hyun JunChoi Hyun Jun May 7, 2024
Kim Jong Un orders police to ‘fiercely’ defend socialism from outside threats
News

Kim Jong Un orders police to ‘fiercely’ defend socialism from outside threats

North Korean leader again demonstrates deep interest in combatting foreign influence, joining photo session in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un orders police to ‘fiercely’ defend socialism from outside threats
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 6, 2024
Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
Analysis

Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from April 1 to April 30, 2024

Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
NK ProNK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Analysis

North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Arius DerrArius Derr | NK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korea demands police combat ‘illegal activities’ at first meeting in years
News

North Korea demands police combat ‘illegal activities’ at first meeting in years

Expert says focus of first conference since 2012 hints at efforts to curtail corruption and foreign cultural influence

North Korea demands police combat ‘illegal activities’ at first meeting in years
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 2, 2024
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