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Timeline: From North Korea’s nuclear rocket salvo to the next ‘great person’ 
Month in Review

Timeline: From North Korea’s nuclear rocket salvo to the next ‘great person’ 

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31, 2024

Timeline: From North Korea’s nuclear rocket salvo to the next ‘great person’ 
NK ProNK Pro April 3, 2024
FIFA fines North Korea $11K for scrapping World Cup qualifier against Japan
News

FIFA fines North Korea $11K for scrapping World Cup qualifier against Japan

Pyongyang unlikely to pay fine and will see minimum penalty as ‘reward’ for last-minute cancellation, expert says

FIFA fines North Korea $11K for scrapping World Cup qualifier against Japan
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 3, 2024
The challenges of archiving North Korea’s volatile media – Ep. 336
North Korea News Podcast

The challenges of archiving North Korea’s volatile media – Ep. 336

Emil Boivin of the North Korean Archives and Library discusses his project to preserve DPRK media prone to disappearing

The challenges of archiving North Korea’s volatile media – Ep. 336
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 3, 2024
Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism
Features

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism

Venerable Popta traveled to North Korea hundreds of times to work with local monks, rejecting claims they are DPRK spies

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism
Roman HusarskiRoman Husarski April 1, 2024
North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career
News

North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career

Pro-regime outlet reports Han Kwang Song now on top April 25 team, and expert says he’s unlikely to play overseas again

North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career
Joe SmithJoe Smith March 27, 2024
Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan
Analysis

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Experts say reversal points to incoherent decision-making by a divided leadership weighing the future of COVID policies

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan
Joe SmithJoe Smith | Shreyas Reddy March 26, 2024
North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show
News

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

Decision to blur host’s pants reflects regime’s ban on jeans since the early 90s, expert says

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show
Joe SmithJoe Smith March 26, 2024
North Korea abruptly cancels World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, days before game
News

North Korea abruptly cancels World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, days before game

DPRK nixed scheduled match despite sending team to Tokyo for first leg, reportedly fearing disease outbreak in Japan

North Korea abruptly cancels World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, days before game
Kosuke TakahashiKosuke Takahashi March 22, 2024
State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’
Analysis

State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’

An in-depth analysis of daughter’s idolization, a new housing law, Pyongyang’s diplomatic outreach and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung March 21, 2024
Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea
News

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Plans for trips in early June come as DPRK pushes to boost tourism from Russia, while shutting out other countries

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin March 21, 2024
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