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Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data
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Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data

Unification ministry says just 63 defectors arrived last year, declining from more than 1,000 prior to pandemic controls

Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim January 20, 2022
Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
North Korea News Podcast

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s rapid series of missile launches, a dramatic border crossing and other recent news

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 18, 2022
Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom
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Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom

Park Geun-hye’s team picked several letters from defectors praising the former South Korean leader for bestselling book

Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom
James FretwellJames Fretwell January 10, 2022
Unification ministry refutes report that 771 defectors have fled South Korea
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Unification ministry refutes report that 771 defectors have fled South Korea

Seoul says fraction of that number has emigrated to third country, amid concerns over North Korean defectors’ well-being

Unification ministry refutes report that 771 defectors have fled South Korea
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim January 10, 2022
North Korean defectors struggle most with work, education, mental health: Survey
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North Korean defectors struggle most with work, education, mental health: Survey

Unification ministry finds many experience ‘emotional and psychological’ difficulties living in South Korea

North Korean defectors struggle most with work, education, mental health: Survey
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim January 6, 2022
High-profile defector returned to North Korea across heavily guarded border: MND
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High-profile defector returned to North Korea across heavily guarded border: MND

Defense ministry identifies man who crossed into DPRK on New Year’s as ‘presumably’ a redefector, but denies he is a spy

High-profile defector returned to North Korea across heavily guarded border: MND
Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung January 3, 2022
Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power
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Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power

Hearsay and misinformation on North Korea routinely circulates as news, warping perception of the country

Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim December 31, 2021
The biggest North Korea stories of 2021 – NKNews Podcast Ep. 215
North Korea News Podcast

The biggest North Korea stories of 2021 – NKNews Podcast Ep. 215

The NK News team discusses Kim Jong Un’s health, the DPRKs new ‘dark age’ and their predictions for the year ahead

The biggest North Korea stories of 2021 – NKNews Podcast Ep. 215
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 28, 2021
3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return
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3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return

Christmas marks tragic milestone since Kim Jong-uk’s arrest, with at least six South Koreans still detained in the DPRK

3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim December 27, 2021
Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos
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Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos

Heavy snow transforms the country into a scenic winter wonderland, but freezing temperatures also bring new hardships

Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos
NK NewsNK News December 25, 2021
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