February 21, 2024

Culture

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Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen

Hit shows like ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Money Heist’ show how ROK film and TV has moved past anti-communist tropes of the past

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen
Jason Bechervaise
Jason Bechervaise April 24, 2023
State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion
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State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion

An in-depth analysis of founding leader’s birthday, suspicious financial aid and criticism of ROK response to US leaks

State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 20, 2023
Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang

Ceremony to mark Kim Il Sung’s birthday comes amid uneven progress on high-profile efforts to improve housing

Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy April 17, 2023
North Korean website appears to block searches for Kim Jong Un’s daughter

North Korean website appears to block searches for Kim Jong Un’s daughter

DPRK Today also deleted posts about someone with name Ju Ae in sign leadership sees big role for young girl

North Korean website appears to block searches for Kim Jong Un’s daughter
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 14, 2023
State media review: North Korea mobilizes celebrities to ‘arouse’ patriotism
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State media review: North Korea mobilizes celebrities to ‘arouse’ patriotism

An in-depth analysis of a new productivity campaign, law on scientific experts, Xi’s message to Kim Jong Un and more

State media review: North Korea mobilizes celebrities to ‘arouse’ patriotism
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 13, 2023
Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog

Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog

Tourism video targeting Chinese viewers uses BoA track despite DPRK’s crackdown on foreign media

Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog
North Korea says ‘virgin girl soldier’ died for Kim Jong Un at construction site

North Korea says ‘virgin girl soldier’ died for Kim Jong Un at construction site

State media praises 18-year-old for following leader’s orders and rejecting rest after ‘emergency surgery'

North Korea says ‘virgin girl soldier’ died for Kim Jong Un at construction site
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 10, 2023
State media review: North Korean kids show loyalty to state by walking 215 miles
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State media review: North Korean kids show loyalty to state by walking 215 miles

An in-depth analysis of children’s cross-country pilgrimage, a new school year and the DPRK’s latest Cheonan denial

State media review: North Korean kids show loyalty to state by walking 215 miles
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 6, 2023
North Korea continues crackdown on foreign music, outside information, and porn
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North Korea continues crackdown on foreign music, outside information, and porn

Fans of K-pop and other South Korean content continue to risk life imprisonment and hard labor, new law shows

North Korea continues crackdown on foreign music, outside information, and porn
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 6, 2023
Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Digital recasting of Choe Ung Chol after 20 years may have been triggered by romantic escapades and political missteps

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko April 5, 2023
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