February 19, 2020


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

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

U.S. NGO seeks ideas to break North Korea's information cordon

Lumen wants to "provide all North Korean people with access to uncensored sources of information"

Chad O'Carroll December 20, 2019

Indonesia wants to import North Korea’s Taedonggang beer, boost other trade

Plans would add to what Indonesian ambassador said were Pyongyang brewery's $2 million in exports to China

Colin Zwirko December 20, 2019

New North Korean intranet portal boasts job recruitment service for businesses

“Self-Development” portal adds to plethora of sites offering shopping, delivery, and online document services

Colin Zwirko December 10, 2019

Kim Jong Un oversees opening of Yangdok Hot Springs and ski resort

Resort built starting last spring is an achievement made under “worst adversity” from enemies, top official says

Colin Zwirko December 8, 2019

New North Korean travel company to offer foreigners medical tourism packages  

State-run hospitals to offer services such as breast tumor treatment, cataract surgery, dental implants: state media

Colin Zwirko December 5, 2019

Orascom financed LED displays on Pyongyang's Ryugyong Hotel: sources

Rumors also re-emerge about restaurants under-development in the hotel, which could open "next year"

Chad O'Carroll November 26, 2019
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