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June 17, 2024

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As Paris 2024 nears, ‘godmother’ of North Korean Paralympians champions change

As Paris 2024 nears, ‘godmother’ of North Korean Paralympians champions change

In interview, missionary Sue Kinsler recounts her work for people with disabilities across more than 130 visits to DPRK

As Paris 2024 nears, ‘godmother’ of North Korean Paralympians champions change
Ask a North Korean: What are friendships like in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What are friendships like in the DPRK?

A defector writes about her difficulties making friends and why keeping secrets is so important for relationships

Ask a North Korean: What are friendships like in the DPRK?
Rose June 14, 2024
Why North Korea insists playing basketball makes you taller

Why North Korea insists playing basketball makes you taller

State propaganda has pushed dubious claim since 60s, and it may have even driven Kim Jong Un’s obsession with the sport

Why North Korea insists playing basketball makes you taller
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong June 13, 2024
State media review: North Korea’s Harry Potter-loving child vlogger reappears
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State media review: North Korea’s Harry Potter-loving child vlogger reappears

An in-depth analysis of Kim Jong Un kissing kids, a cruel children’s animation, a letter for Putin and more

State media review: North Korea’s Harry Potter-loving child vlogger reappears
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 13, 2024
North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

State media reveals two workers died during construction on leader’s pet project, holding up their sacrifice as example

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2024
North Korea trounces Myanmar to move to next round of men’s World Cup qualifiers

North Korea trounces Myanmar to move to next round of men’s World Cup qualifiers

4-1 victory in Laos follows rocky campaign that saw it forfeit to Japan and relocate multiple matches from Pyongyang

North Korea trounces Myanmar to move to next round of men’s World Cup qualifiers
Joe Smith
Joe Smith June 12, 2024
North Korea urges children to provide weapons to boost country’s military power

North Korea urges children to provide weapons to boost country’s military power

Expert says directive targeting DPRK youth highlights regime’s will to use all available resources to achieve objectives

North Korea urges children to provide weapons to boost country’s military power
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy June 7, 2024
North Korea revives World Cup qualification hopes with crucial win against Syria

North Korea revives World Cup qualification hopes with crucial win against Syria

The match was a must-win for the DPRK men’s team, which will now face off against Myanmar next week

North Korea revives World Cup qualification hopes with crucial win against Syria
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy June 7, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams President Yoon over marine’s death
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State media review: North Korea slams President Yoon over marine’s death

An in-depth analysis of ROK criticism, celebrations for Children’s Day, a new monument and firework frenzy

State media review: North Korea slams President Yoon over marine’s death
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 6, 2024
Peter Moody: North Korean pop propaganda, girl groups and lyric revisionism
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Peter Moody: North Korean pop propaganda, girl groups and lyric revisionism

Historian Peter Moody discusses the regime’s use of songs to spread its message and the potential of musical engagement

Peter Moody: North Korean pop propaganda, girl groups and lyric revisionism
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 6, 2024
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