May 25, 2024

Culture

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

State media review: Kim Jong Un stays silent at North Korean party meeting
NK PRO

State media review: Kim Jong Un stays silent at North Korean party meeting

An in-depth review of the lack of leader speech, new plenum posters, diplomatic ties with South Sudan and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un stays silent at North Korean party meeting
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 22, 2023
The problem with State Department reports on religious freedom in North Korea

The problem with State Department reports on religious freedom in North Korea

Narrow research obscures fact that more citizens are exposed to religion, feeding into pessimism about the situation

The problem with State Department reports on religious freedom in North Korea
Eric Foley
Eric Foley June 22, 2023
How North Korea embraced an obscure religion as a tool for Korean unification

How North Korea embraced an obscure religion as a tool for Korean unification

Kim Il Sung praised Chondoism as a patriotic and native faith, allowing it to flourish relative to other religions

How North Korea embraced an obscure religion as a tool for Korean unification
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi June 21, 2023
Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea

Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea

‘Black Girl from Pyongyang’ documents the fascinating story of Monica Macias, a dictator’s daughter who grew up in DPRK

Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado June 19, 2023
North Korean author calls for US publisher to respect copyright for his novel

North Korean author calls for US publisher to respect copyright for his novel

In interview, Paek Nam Ryong says publisher did not inform him of plans to release English translation in 2020

North Korean author calls for US publisher to respect copyright for his novel
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 16, 2023
State media review: Kim Jong Un vows to ‘hold hands’ with Putin to defend peace
NK PRO

State media review: Kim Jong Un vows to ‘hold hands’ with Putin to defend peace

An in-depth review of Kim’s letter for Russia Day, praise for a self-sacrificing nurse, no reports on plenum and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un vows to ‘hold hands’ with Putin to defend peace
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 15, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How has DPRK society progressed over the years?

Ask a North Korean: How has DPRK society progressed over the years?

Private markets have introduced new perspectives, but the dictatorship means few place much stock on social progress

Ask a North Korean: How has DPRK society progressed over the years?
Sersong Han June 15, 2023
Kim Jong Un secretly visited medical factories last year, state media reveals

Kim Jong Un secretly visited medical factories last year, state media reveals

Rare inspections tied to economy come amid focus on military, as leader also approves new mural to push personality cult

Kim Jong Un secretly visited medical factories last year, state media reveals
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 12, 2023
Ask a North Korean: Do teenagers deal with issues like bullying and drug use?

Ask a North Korean: Do teenagers deal with issues like bullying and drug use?

Juvenile delinquency appears far less common than in other countries, but this doesn’t mean DPRK youth have it better

Ask a North Korean: Do teenagers deal with issues like bullying and drug use?
Jin June 9, 2023
State media review: North Korea cries foul after IMO condemns missile launches
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea cries foul after IMO condemns missile launches

An in-depth analysis of criticism of IMO resolution, condolences to India, Children’s Day celebrations and more

State media review: North Korea cries foul after IMO condemns missile launches
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 8, 2023
1 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 157