October 05, 2022

Culture

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

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images

Chongjin locals covered coast in makeshift tents as beaches opened for first time in three years, imagery shows

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 5, 2022
‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda

‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda

Vlog-style video features woman praising the army as Pyongyang continues its new-look media campaign

‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 30, 2022
State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment
NK PRO

State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment

An in-depth analysis of efforts to boost food production, DPRK criticism of the South Korean president, and more

State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 29, 2022
North Korea claims US soldiers cut child’s arms off in latest hate campaign

North Korea claims US soldiers cut child’s arms off in latest hate campaign

State media airs footage of armless woman saying she’s a war crime victim in new anti-U.S. propaganda push

North Korea claims US soldiers cut child’s arms off in latest hate campaign
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 29, 2022
State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK-Japan summit anniversary, warnings against the flu, strange accents and more

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 22, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

DPRK regards military athletes as akin to combatants in war, and the results can be fatal

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military
Sersong Han
Sersong Han September 22, 2022
The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame

The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame

Kim Jong Il’s operatic passion project remains a nostalgic classic in China and elsewhere, 50 years after its release

The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia September 20, 2022
Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

International law guarantees the right to receive information, though few in ROK government will defend this principle

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser September 19, 2022
Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state

Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state

North Korea convenes first legal conference in five years to discuss ‘battle’ against anti-state acts

Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 16, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images

Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images

Drummer at 2018 inter-Korean summit dinner resembles unknown female aide, NK News analysis of state media suggests

Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2022
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