February 06, 2023

Culture

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

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
State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm
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State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm

An in-depth analysis of sports competitions, letters from China and Russia, agricultural ‘morale’ and more

State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 15, 2022
North Korea releases first propaganda posters with nuclear missiles in 5 years

North Korea releases first propaganda posters with nuclear missiles in 5 years

New posters urge public to support Kim Jong Un’s focus on weapons development after leader outlines new nuclear doctrine

North Korea releases first propaganda posters with nuclear missiles in 5 years
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 13, 2022
Settling in Seoul: How a North Korean defector found a second family on Chuseok

Settling in Seoul: How a North Korean defector found a second family on Chuseok

The joy of the holiday mingles with sadness of family separation for those who can’t visit hometowns and loved ones

Settling in Seoul: How a North Korean defector found a second family on Chuseok
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim September 12, 2022
Mysterious new aide to Kim Jong Un reappears at massive concert, banquet

Mysterious new aide to Kim Jong Un reappears at massive concert, banquet

North Korea also honors workers who sacrifice ‘enjoyment’ for country’s development at Sept. 9 National Day banquet

Mysterious new aide to Kim Jong Un reappears at massive concert, banquet
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 9, 2022
North Korea to start COVID vaccine campaign in fall: Kim Jong Un

North Korea to start COVID vaccine campaign in fall: Kim Jong Un

Kim cites cold weather virus risks in speech, while also promising large economic growth by 2025 at assembly session

North Korea to start COVID vaccine campaign in fall: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 9, 2022
State media review: North Korea prepares for typhoon disaster that never came
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State media review: North Korea prepares for typhoon disaster that never came

An in-depth analysis of Typhoon Hinnamnor, criticism of Japan’s defense budget and a new ideological program for kids

State media review: North Korea prepares for typhoon disaster that never came
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 8, 2022
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