Culture | NK News
June 14, 2024

Culture

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

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to be a musician in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to be a musician in North Korea?

Artists have little say over what they perform, and they must make immense personal sacrifices to practice their craft

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to be a musician in North Korea?
Jin September 4, 2023
State media review: North Korea slams US for supplying F-16 jets to Ukraine
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea slams US for supplying F-16 jets to Ukraine

An in-depth review of Russia-DPRK solidarity, an official’s delayed downfall, heavy rains and Youth Day dance parties

State media review: North Korea slams US for supplying F-16 jets to Ukraine
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 31, 2023
Big Brother lives: How North Korean organizations keep watch on citizens
COLUMN

Big Brother lives: How North Korean organizations keep watch on citizens

Mandatory membership in one of five groups creates a network of surveillance and indoctrination that no one can evade

Big Brother lives: How North Korean organizations keep watch on citizens
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 28, 2023
State media review: North Korea slams US as ‘empire of evils’ over human rights
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea slams US as ‘empire of evils’ over human rights

An in-depth analysis of DPRK criticism of Security Council meeting, a new envoy to Baku, memories of axe murder and more

State media review: North Korea slams US as ‘empire of evils’ over human rights
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 24, 2023
How soccer once gave North Korean women an equal shot at sporting glory

How soccer once gave North Korean women an equal shot at sporting glory

DPRK women have outperformed men and South Korean rivals on global stage, but COVID isolation has changed their fortunes

How soccer once gave North Korean women an equal shot at sporting glory
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy August 22, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What are self-criticism sessions really like?

Ask a North Korean: What are self-criticism sessions really like?

Joshua Kim explains why citizens must criticize themselves and others and gives an example of what this looks like

Ask a North Korean: What are self-criticism sessions really like?
Joshua Kim August 18, 2023
State media review: Putin, Kim Jong Un celebrate Korea’s liberation from Japan
NK PRO

State media review: Putin, Kim Jong Un celebrate Korea’s liberation from Japan

An in-depth analysis of the leaders’ letter exchange, Liberation Day propaganda, Typhoon Khanun’s aftermath and more

State media review: Putin, Kim Jong Un celebrate Korea’s liberation from Japan
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 17, 2023
North Korea’s imitation of foreign brands, from Choco Pie to Dior – Ep. 302
Podcast

North Korea’s imitation of foreign brands, from Choco Pie to Dior – Ep. 302

UniKorea staff discuss the DPRK’s copycat products, plus a tour company says DPRK will soon open its borders

North Korea’s imitation of foreign brands, from Choco Pie to Dior – Ep. 302
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 16, 2023
State media review: North Korean kids celebrate killing of ‘American bastards’
NK PRO

State media review: North Korean kids celebrate killing of ‘American bastards’

An in-depth analysis of a new anti-U.S. children’s show, typhoon warnings, farming law changes and more

State media review: North Korean kids celebrate killing of ‘American bastards’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 10, 2023
North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon

North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon

State media says protecting statues, monuments and murals should be top priority, despite emphasizing people’s safety

North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2023
1 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 158