January 18, 2022

Culture

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

North Korea wants women to bear children for the motherland. They aren’t.

North Korea wants women to bear children for the motherland. They aren’t.

The DPRK’s fertility rate is sliding down and its population aging despite the state’s pro-natalist policies

North Korea wants women to bear children for the motherland. They aren’t.
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 17, 2022
The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
NK PRO

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

An analytical look at the latest hypersonic missile test, possible changes to COVID-19 controls and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 13, 2022
North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19

North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19

Pyongyang informs public of plans to skip the Beijing Winter Games, pledges support to China for successful event

North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 7, 2022
North Korea signals big events for upcoming birthdays of former leaders

North Korea signals big events for upcoming birthdays of former leaders

Military parades common on past holidays as Kim Jong Il's February birthday to fall during Beijing Olympics

North Korea signals big events for upcoming birthdays of former leaders
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 6, 2022
‘Death to America’ and disinfection dance feature in North Korean kids concert

‘Death to America’ and disinfection dance feature in North Korean kids concert

Annual performance promotes pandemic measures, redemption for wayward youth and other propaganda lines for new year

‘Death to America’ and disinfection dance feature in North Korean kids concert
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 4, 2022
A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang

A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang

Journalists and experts say access has worsened, but most insist that on-the-ground reporting remains valuable

A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 4, 2022
Opening the first US news bureau in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 216
Podcast

Opening the first US news bureau in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 216

Jean Lee discusses the advantages and hurdles to doing journalism in the DPRK, working with local staff and more

Opening the first US news bureau in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 216
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 4, 2022
North Korea puts on New Year’s Eve show as COVID cancels celebrations worldwide

North Korea puts on New Year’s Eve show as COVID cancels celebrations worldwide

Event featured fireworks after midnight and concert full of songs about Kim Jong Un

North Korea puts on New Year’s Eve show as COVID cancels celebrations worldwide
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 1, 2022
Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power

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 Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 31, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?

Travel restrictions mostly rule out leisure camping, but there are other ways people spend time in the great outdoors

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley December 30, 2021
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