September 19, 2020


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North Korea's first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China

Some Chinese netizens are mocking the DPRK on Weibo, while others are suspiciously contributing pro-North narratives

John Petrushka July 31, 2020

North Koreans ‘still not awake’ to the dangers of COVID-19, state media says

Steep uptick in coverage of domestic coronavirus measures follows complete lockdown of Kaesong City

Colin Zwirko July 31, 2020

How North Korean pop culture is changing the narrative around the Korean War

Once ruthlessly unsentimental, Pyongyang may be slowly changing its tune

Tatiana Gabroussenko July 29, 2020

Work on Pyongyang central square continues ahead of military parade, photos show

Renovations to leader's viewing platform and foreign ministry visible in recent photos taken from Kim Il Sung Square

Colin Zwirko July 29, 2020

The strange reason North Korean email addresses are designed to fail

North Korean factories and service providers increasingly embrace the web, but emails remain a major business setback

Chad O'Carroll July 28, 2020

Sending Bibles to North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.139

Eric Foley discusses the challenges Voice of the Martyrs Korea faces from South Korea's crackdown on balloon launches

NK News July 28, 2020

Kim Jong Un says those who challenge North Korea's nukes will 'pay dearly'

DPRK leader defends ‘permanent’ nuclear war deterrent at Korean War veterans conference

Colin Zwirko July 27, 2020

Kim Jong Un gifts guns to army officers as North Korea marks war anniversary

Pistols were conferred to a new generation of military leaders, who vowed to defend Kim “at the cost of their lives”

Colin Zwirko July 27, 2020

North Korea changes its maritime law amid increased fishing, casualties

North Korea is addressing safety issues and becoming increasingly transparent about changes to the maritime law

Martin Weiser July 22, 2020

Why North Korea gave its state newspaper a bizarre makeover on foreign news

The Rodong Sinmun's foreign news section has become much shorter and much more random in recent months

Andrei Lankov July 22, 2020
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