December 06, 2023

Culture

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

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights

An in-depth analysis of how DPRK treats people with disabilities, arms sales counter claims, criticism of G7 and more

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy November 16, 2023
North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay

North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay

State media credits Kim Jong Un but ignores drawn out construction, likely due to chronic shortages and mismanagement

North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 14, 2023
State media review: North Korea slams Blinken’s ‘confab with puppets’ in Seoul
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea slams Blinken’s ‘confab with puppets’ in Seoul

An in-depth analysis of criticism of US foreign policy, get out the vote propaganda and more

State media review: North Korea slams Blinken’s ‘confab with puppets’ in Seoul
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 9, 2023
North Korea promotes Pyongyang arts festival with foreign performers next spring

North Korea promotes Pyongyang arts festival with foreign performers next spring

Expert says event could be occasion for wider reopening to tourists, though DPRK might only allow remote participation

North Korea promotes Pyongyang arts festival with foreign performers next spring
Joe Smith
Joe Smith November 7, 2023
‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

TV program profiles boy delivered by army medics during pandemic, in propaganda campaign to shore up support for regime

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un
Lina Park
Lina Park | Seung-Yeon Chung November 7, 2023
State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing

An in-depth analysis of commentary on Middle East, calls to boost fishing yields, a state newspaper anniversary and more

State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 2, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

The regime does not acknowledge gay and transgender people, but that does not mean they don’t exist in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?
Joshua Kim November 2, 2023
The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Podcast

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313

Victor Cha and Ramon Pachero Pardo discuss their new book and share anecdotes from their time on the peninsula

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2023
How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean
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How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean

Groups notorious for spying on citizens also mobilize residents for tasks ranging from collecting trash to cutting grass

How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 27, 2023
State media review: North Korea promotes new smartphones at local trade shows
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea promotes new smartphones at local trade shows

An in-depth analysis of cell phone industry revival, claims of good harvest, criticism of US weapons in Ukraine and more

State media review: North Korea promotes new smartphones at local trade shows