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June 17, 2024

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How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche

How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche

2011 film uses story of a factory manager demoted to cobbler to critique rise of grassroots capitalism in country

How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko October 25, 2023
Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Documentary uses cell phone footage to provide rare look at life inside DPRK and the people suffering there

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy October 23, 2023
Primaries in Pyongyang? Decoding North Korea’s electoral reforms
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Primaries in Pyongyang? Decoding North Korea’s electoral reforms

New law does little to make elections free, but allowing two candidates marks small step toward greater citizen input

Primaries in Pyongyang? Decoding North Korea’s electoral reforms
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser October 23, 2023
State media review: North Korea says US ‘disguising’ Israel as a ‘victim’
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State media review: North Korea says US ‘disguising’ Israel as a ‘victim’

An in-depth analysis of statement on Hamas-Israel conflict, Potemkin elections, athlete interviews and more

State media review: North Korea says US ‘disguising’ Israel as a ‘victim’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 19, 2023
North Korea’s rapidly changing media landscape – Ep. 311
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North Korea’s rapidly changing media landscape – Ep. 311

Tatiana Gabroussenko discusses how state media portrays Kim Jong Un, plus reports that Hamas is using DPRK weapons

North Korea’s rapidly changing media landscape – Ep. 311
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2023
North Korean athletes to skip Asian Para Games over anti-doping ruling

North Korean athletes to skip Asian Para Games over anti-doping ruling

Organizers say DPRK made decision after being told athletes could not compete under their flag

North Korean athletes to skip Asian Para Games over anti-doping ruling
Joe Smith
Joe Smith October 17, 2023
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in God?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in God?

A DPRK escapee writes about the fatal consequences citizens face if they are found to worship the wrong religion

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in God?
Rose October 17, 2023
K-pop star says North Koreans confessed they were her fans at Pyongyang concert

K-pop star says North Koreans confessed they were her fans at Pyongyang concert

Claims by singer Ailee speak to spread of South Korean content despite DPRK laws against its consumption, expert says

K-pop star says North Koreans confessed they were her fans at Pyongyang concert
Joe Smith
Joe Smith October 17, 2023
The towering North Korean basketball star denied a shot at NBA glory

The towering North Korean basketball star denied a shot at NBA glory

7-foot-6 Ri Myong Hun would have been tallest player in league history, but sanctions and tensions scuppered his chances

The towering North Korean basketball star denied a shot at NBA glory
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong October 16, 2023
State media review: North Korea attacks sanction-enforcing Francophones
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State media review: North Korea attacks sanction-enforcing Francophones

An in-depth analysis of French and Canadian sanctions monitoring, the latest Cabinet meeting, a boy on fire and more

State media review: North Korea attacks sanction-enforcing Francophones
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 12, 2023
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