August 16, 2022

Culture

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

‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda

‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda

State media deploys fake Twitter account to promote latest foreign outreach campaign on abundance amid pandemic

‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 23, 2022
Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?

Andrew Yeo’s new book explores how capitalist activity can subvert state power while failing to bring fundamental change

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 20, 2022
State media review: New disease outbreak rubs salt in North Korea’s wounds
NK PRO

State media review: New disease outbreak rubs salt in North Korea’s wounds

An in-depth analysis of drought and epidemics in a rice-producing region, blaming workers for economic issues and more

State media review: New disease outbreak rubs salt in North Korea’s wounds
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 17, 2022
800 North Korean families ‘suffering’ from outbreak of new disease: State media

800 North Korean families ‘suffering’ from outbreak of new disease: State media

Top elites ‘donate’ more medicine as propaganda campaign ramps up on party’s response to intestinal disease epidemic

800 North Korean families ‘suffering’ from outbreak of new disease: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 17, 2022
Kim Jong Un watches death of mentor who backed his rule in new North Korean film

Kim Jong Un watches death of mentor who backed his rule in new North Korean film

Documentary boosting leader’s personality cult features new photos of young Kim and eulogizes late military official

Kim Jong Un watches death of mentor who backed his rule in new North Korean film
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2022
Kim Jong Un orders crackdown on ‘abuse of power’ among North Korean officials

Kim Jong Un orders crackdown on ‘abuse of power’ among North Korean officials

DPRK leader discusses struggle against ‘unsound’ acts with top party secretaries in follow-up to last week’s plenum

Kim Jong Un orders crackdown on ‘abuse of power’ among North Korean officials
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2022
A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

In NFT gallery, Sun Mu pairs Kim Jong Un with Mickey Mouse to make statement about peace on Korean Peninsula

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 10, 2022
State media review: North Korea praises medics for working with high fevers
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea praises medics for working with high fevers

An in-depth analysis of foreign medicine use, plans for a children’s conference, criticism of Yoon Suk-yeol and more

State media review: North Korea praises medics for working with high fevers
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 9, 2022
For Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s COVID crisis is also a propaganda opportunity

For Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s COVID crisis is also a propaganda opportunity

Experts say state media has savvily manipulated stats to show the regime is leading country to overcome outbreak

For Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s COVID crisis is also a propaganda opportunity
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 8, 2022
How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy
KOREA PRO

How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy

Close ties between media and government inhibit hard-hitting reporting and compromise journalism's watchdog role

How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy
Sooyoung Oh
Sooyoung Oh June 8, 2022
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