January 25, 2020


Information related to the North Korean culture and culture in North Korea


How technology impacts foreign media consumption, and crackdowns, in North Korea

For ordinary people, connecting with the outside world is an ever-evolving cat and mouse game with the authorities

Jonathan R. Corrado January 23, 2020

Citing legal complaints, YouTube purges more North Korea-focused channels

Both DPRK-run and supporter-run accounts among at least six targeted, though others continue to operate

Colin Zwirko January 14, 2020

Han Kwang Song, star North Korean footballer, moving to Qatar

Unclear how transfer to Al-Duhail SC is in compliance with UN sanctions, however

Oliver Hotham January 9, 2020

A North Korean school of rock: teaching heavy metal to Pyongyang school girls

Funky Sueyoshi reflects on his time at the June 9th school — and whether music could ever inspire change in the DPRK

Oliver Jia January 8, 2020

'Let’s break through the barriers!' North Korea’s new political slogans for 2020

Propaganda slogans at Sunday’s mass rally in Pyongyang highlight ideological priorities for coming year

Colin Zwirko January 6, 2020

Thousands gathered in Kim Il Sung square on Sunday, cellphone network disrupted

Precedent suggests Sunday's gathering may have been a "Pyongyang Mass Rally" event

Chad O'Carroll January 5, 2020

Uptick of pixellation, blurring on North Korean TV and web properties

Effort to obfuscate pictures and video increasingly widespread, but inconsistently applied

Chad O'Carroll January 3, 2020

Ask a North Korean: what does the leader's New Year's speech mean to you?

"No North Korean is looking forward to the New Year’s speech"

In-hua Kim | Tae-il Shim January 3, 2020

North Korea to ring in new year with another outdoor concert in Pyongyang

Stage set up in Kim Il Sung Square for celebrations likely similar to last year’s first-of-a-kind event

Colin Zwirko December 31, 2019

Changing narratives of adoption in North Korean mass culture

Following the famine of the 1990s, North Korean films increasingly promoted individuals adopting orphaned children

Tatiana Gabroussenko December 20, 2019
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