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Ask a North Korean: Does North Korea really carry out public executions?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Does North Korea really carry out public executions?

A defector writes about witnessing someone sentenced to death and why the regime ‘kills the chicken to warn the monkey’

Ask a North Korean: Does North Korea really carry out public executions?
Joshua Kim May 23, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

A defector writes about being forced to work even as an elementary school student and the trauma it left him with

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
David May 21, 2024
Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Analysis

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest

Laborers face difficult and unsafe conditions overseas, but many volunteer for chance to earn money and leave the DPRK

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Peter WardPeter Ward May 15, 2024
Dangerous catch: The fishermen who brave perilous waters on North Korea’s edge
Features

Dangerous catch: The fishermen who brave perilous waters on North Korea’s edge

South Korean ships venture as close as mile from border in search of seafood, despite past abductions and high tensions

Dangerous catch: The fishermen who brave perilous waters on North Korea’s edge
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 15, 2024
Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch
News

Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch

Launch of balloons carrying flash drives with K-pop is Park Sang-hak’s first since court struck down anti-leaflet law

Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 13, 2024
Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public
News

Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public

In interview, Christopher Ahn insists he aimed to help staff at Madrid embassy defect and could be killed if extradited

Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public
Joe SmithJoe Smith May 13, 2024
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
What Russia has to gain by killing the UN panel on North Korea – Ep. 341
North Korea News Podcast

What Russia has to gain by killing the UN panel on North Korea – Ep. 341

Christopher Green and NK News reporters discuss Moscow’s veto, Day of the Sun changes, Kim Jong Un’s new song and more

What Russia has to gain by killing the UN panel on North Korea – Ep. 341
China repatriated at least 260 more North Koreans last month, rights groups say
News

China repatriated at least 260 more North Koreans last month, rights groups say

Case is latest in series of alleged force repatriations that have raised concerns about abuses those sent back face

China repatriated at least 260 more North Koreans last month, rights groups say
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
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