February 21, 2024

Culture

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

North Korea appears to lift strict mask mandates as temperatures rise

North Korea appears to lift strict mask mandates as temperatures rise

State media showing citizens without masks since Sunday, though it has yet to report on COVID-19 policy change

North Korea appears to lift strict mask mandates as temperatures rise
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 3, 2023
Secret Kim Jong Un theme park ride, new smartphone revealed in propaganda vlog

Secret Kim Jong Un theme park ride, new smartphone revealed in propaganda vlog

North Korean ‘influencer’ campaign offers unique insights into leader’s activities amid debate over YouTube deletions

Secret Kim Jong Un theme park ride, new smartphone revealed in propaganda vlog
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 30, 2023
State media review: North Korea warns that a hard rain’s a-gonna fall
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State media review: North Korea warns that a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

An in-depth review of the start of monsoon season, a shoe factory visit, renovating a China-DPRK monument and more

State media review: North Korea warns that a hard rain’s a-gonna fall
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 29, 2023
Settling in Seoul: How have you changed 10 years after escaping North Korea?

Settling in Seoul: How have you changed 10 years after escaping North Korea?

Without friends or family, one defector reached a breaking point before resolving to build a life he could be proud of

Settling in Seoul: How have you changed 10 years after escaping North Korea?
David June 28, 2023
New North Korean posters depict nuke attack on US, shooting at ROK leafleting

New North Korean posters depict nuke attack on US, shooting at ROK leafleting

State media reveals five violent and vulgar propaganda posters as DPRK riles up citizens against ‘main enemies’

New North Korean posters depict nuke attack on US, shooting at ROK leafleting
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 27, 2023
YouTube terminates channels of prominent North Korean vloggers

YouTube terminates channels of prominent North Korean vloggers

Removal comes after South Korea blocked channels of young YouTubers linked to DPRK propaganda apparatus

YouTube terminates channels of prominent North Korean vloggers
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy June 27, 2023
North Koreans vow to kill Americans and South Koreans at state-led mass rallies

North Koreans vow to kill Americans and South Koreans at state-led mass rallies

Authorities display gruesome slogans and posters of nuclear strikes on US at events marking Korean War anniversary

North Koreans vow to kill Americans and South Koreans at state-led mass rallies
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 26, 2023
The other Korean demographic crisis: Unmasking North Korea’s population data
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The other Korean demographic crisis: Unmasking North Korea’s population data

DPRK has likely fudged numbers since 90s famine, a finding that impacts assessments of military and economic strength

The other Korean demographic crisis: Unmasking North Korea’s population data
Peter Ward
Peter Ward June 23, 2023
State media review: Kim Jong Un stays silent at North Korean party meeting
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State media review: Kim Jong Un stays silent at North Korean party meeting

An in-depth review of the lack of leader speech, new plenum posters, diplomatic ties with South Sudan and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un stays silent at North Korean party meeting
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 22, 2023
The problem with State Department reports on religious freedom in North Korea

The problem with State Department reports on religious freedom in North Korea

Narrow research obscures fact that more citizens are exposed to religion, feeding into pessimism about the situation

The problem with State Department reports on religious freedom in North Korea
Eric Foley
Eric Foley June 22, 2023
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