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Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog
News

Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog

Tourism video targeting Chinese viewers uses BoA track despite DPRK’s crackdown on foreign media

Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Seung-Yeon Chung April 12, 2023
North Korea says ‘virgin girl soldier’ died for Kim Jong Un at construction site
News

North Korea says ‘virgin girl soldier’ died for Kim Jong Un at construction site

State media praises 18-year-old for following leader’s orders and rejecting rest after ‘emergency surgery'

North Korea says ‘virgin girl soldier’ died for Kim Jong Un at construction site
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 10, 2023
State media review: North Korean kids show loyalty to state by walking 215 miles
Analysis

State media review: North Korean kids show loyalty to state by walking 215 miles

An in-depth analysis of children’s cross-country pilgrimage, a new school year and the DPRK’s latest Cheonan denial

State media review: North Korean kids show loyalty to state by walking 215 miles
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung April 6, 2023
North Korea continues crackdown on foreign music, outside information, and porn
Analysis

North Korea continues crackdown on foreign music, outside information, and porn

Fans of K-pop and other South Korean content continue to risk life imprisonment and hard labor, new law shows

North Korea continues crackdown on foreign music, outside information, and porn
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser April 6, 2023
Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series
Features

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Digital recasting of Choe Ung Chol after 20 years may have been triggered by romantic escapades and political missteps

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series
Tatiana GabroussenkoTatiana Gabroussenko April 5, 2023
North Korea demands ‘new and fresh’ propaganda to inspire total obedience
News

North Korea demands ‘new and fresh’ propaganda to inspire total obedience

At state propagandists conference, authorities call for stronger ‘ideological weapon’ to fight unapproved beliefs

North Korea demands ‘new and fresh’ propaganda to inspire total obedience
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 5, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy

State media promotes ultra-centralized system around leader in what may be effort to step out of Kim Jong Il’s shadow

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy April 4, 2023
Mount Paektu: North Korea’s sacred mountain and active volcano – Ep. 282
North Korea News Podcast

Mount Paektu: North Korea’s sacred mountain and active volcano – Ep. 282

James Hammond discusses his research about the mountain and collaboration with North Korean scientists

Mount Paektu: North Korea’s sacred mountain and active volcano – Ep. 282
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 4, 2023
North Korea in March 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

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

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023

North Korea in March 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro April 3, 2023
State media review: North Korea hints at imminent space launch
Analysis

State media review: North Korea hints at imminent space launch

An in-depth analysis of DPRK goal to prepare satellite by April, claims of US failures, attacks on defectors and more

State media review: North Korea hints at imminent space launch
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung March 30, 2023