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State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing
Analysis

State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing

An in-depth analysis of commentary on Middle East, calls to boost fishing yields, a state newspaper anniversary and more

State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung November 2, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

The regime does not acknowledge gay and transgender people, but that does not mean they don’t exist in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?
Joshua Kim November 2, 2023
The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
North Korea News Podcast

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313

Victor Cha and Ramon Pachero Pardo discuss their new book and share anecdotes from their time on the peninsula

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2023
How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean
Columns

How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean

Groups notorious for spying on citizens also mobilize residents for tasks ranging from collecting trash to cutting grass

How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov October 27, 2023
State media review: North Korea promotes new smartphones at local trade shows
Analysis

State media review: North Korea promotes new smartphones at local trade shows

An in-depth analysis of cell phone industry revival, claims of good harvest, criticism of US weapons in Ukraine and more

State media review: North Korea promotes new smartphones at local trade shows
How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche
Analysis

How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche

2011 film uses story of a factory manager demoted to cobbler to critique rise of grassroots capitalism in country

How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche
Tatiana GabroussenkoTatiana Gabroussenko October 25, 2023
Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape
Opinion

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Documentary uses cell phone footage to provide rare look at life inside DPRK and the people suffering there

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy October 23, 2023
Primaries in Pyongyang? Decoding North Korea’s electoral reforms
Analysis

Primaries in Pyongyang? Decoding North Korea’s electoral reforms

New law does little to make elections free, but allowing two candidates marks small step toward greater citizen input

Primaries in Pyongyang? Decoding North Korea’s electoral reforms
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser October 23, 2023
State media review: North Korea says US ‘disguising’ Israel as a ‘victim’
Analysis

State media review: North Korea says US ‘disguising’ Israel as a ‘victim’

An in-depth analysis of statement on Hamas-Israel conflict, Potemkin elections, athlete interviews and more

State media review: North Korea says US ‘disguising’ Israel as a ‘victim’
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung October 19, 2023
North Korea’s rapidly changing media landscape – Ep. 311
North Korea News Podcast

North Korea’s rapidly changing media landscape – Ep. 311

Tatiana Gabroussenko discusses how state media portrays Kim Jong Un, plus reports that Hamas is using DPRK weapons

North Korea’s rapidly changing media landscape – Ep. 311
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2023
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