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The man who invented North Korea’s Juche ideology – NKNews Podcast Ep. 222
North Korea News Podcast

The man who invented North Korea’s Juche ideology – NKNews Podcast Ep. 222

John Cha discusses the life and philosophy of Hwang Jang-yop, the one-time mentor to Kim Jong Il who defected in 1997

The man who invented North Korea’s Juche ideology – NKNews Podcast Ep. 222
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 15, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What North Korean brands do you miss the most?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What North Korean brands do you miss the most?

The DPRK’s socialist system results in little brand awareness, but certain companies and products still stand out

Ask a North Korean: What North Korean brands do you miss the most?
Joshua KimJoshua Kim February 11, 2022
Defector-poet Jang Jin-sung sentenced to six months in prison for sexual crime
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Defector-poet Jang Jin-sung sentenced to six months in prison for sexual crime

Seoul court finds award-winning author guilty of 'indecent act by force' against a former female coworker

Defector-poet Jang Jin-sung sentenced to six months in prison for sexual crime
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim February 9, 2022
North Korean defectors continue to close the wage gap in South Korea
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North Korean defectors continue to close the wage gap in South Korea

Researchers also find gender wage discrimination has significant impact on defector community, where 3 in 4 are women

North Korean defectors continue to close the wage gap in South Korea
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim February 8, 2022
Timeline: From North Korea’s missile tests to restarting rail trade with China
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Timeline: From North Korea’s missile tests to restarting rail trade with China

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

Timeline: From North Korea’s missile tests to restarting rail trade with China
NK ProNK Pro February 3, 2022
North Korea in January 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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Month in Review

North Korea in January 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022

North Korea in January 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro February 3, 2022
Prominent defector indicted for violating South Korea’s contentious leaflet ban
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Prominent defector indicted for violating South Korea’s contentious leaflet ban

Activist Park Sang-hak faces prison time if convicted for launching leaflets toward North Korea

Prominent defector indicted for violating South Korea’s contentious leaflet ban
Bryan BettsBryan Betts | Jeongmin Kim January 28, 2022
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