February 26, 2024

Culture

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

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
North Korea demands ‘new and fresh’ propaganda to inspire total obedience

North Korea demands ‘new and fresh’ propaganda to inspire total obedience

At state propagandists conference, authorities call for stronger ‘ideological weapon’ to fight unapproved beliefs

North Korea demands ‘new and fresh’ propaganda to inspire total obedience
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 5, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy

State media promotes ultra-centralized system around leader in what may be effort to step out of Kim Jong Il’s shadow

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 4, 2023
Mount Paektu: North Korea’s sacred mountain and active volcano – Ep. 282
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Mount Paektu: North Korea’s sacred mountain and active volcano – Ep. 282

James Hammond discusses his research about the mountain and collaboration with North Korean scientists

Mount Paektu: North Korea’s sacred mountain and active volcano – Ep. 282
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 4, 2023
North Korea in March 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in March 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023

North Korea in March 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro April 3, 2023
State media review: North Korea hints at imminent space launch
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State media review: North Korea hints at imminent space launch

An in-depth analysis of DPRK goal to prepare satellite by April, claims of US failures, attacks on defectors and more

State media review: North Korea hints at imminent space launch
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung March 30, 2023
‘Rip them apart, slice them up’: North Korea ramps up gruesome anti-US rhetoric

‘Rip them apart, slice them up’: North Korea ramps up gruesome anti-US rhetoric

Teens vow to ‘exterminate’ and ‘beat to death’ US and ROK for holding joint military drills in new state-led campaign

‘Rip them apart, slice them up’: North Korea ramps up gruesome anti-US rhetoric
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 30, 2023
Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Chongryon’s newspaper boasts of special access and details coverage of major events, underscoring close ties to regime

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 24, 2023
State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’
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State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’

An in-depth analysis of nuclear threats against US, youth enlistment for army and meeting on natural disasters

State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’
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