May 29, 2024

Culture

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

State media review: Kim Jong Un’s leadership cult dims the Day of the Sun
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State media review: Kim Jong Un’s leadership cult dims the Day of the Sun

An in-depth analysis of Kim Il Sung’s birthday bash, a $2M gift to Chongryon, Bulgaria-DPRK ties and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un’s leadership cult dims the Day of the Sun
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 18, 2024
Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project

Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project

Bombastic ceremony for 10K-home street in capital comes amid efforts to boost North Korean leader’s personality cult

Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 17, 2024
State media review: North Korea begins celebrations for dead leader’s birthday
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State media review: North Korea begins celebrations for dead leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of a spring art festival, Kim’s latest letter to Putin and criticism of a human rights resolution

State media review: North Korea begins celebrations for dead leader’s birthday
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 11, 2024
The true story behind North Korea’s bizarre basketball rules

The true story behind North Korea’s bizarre basketball rules

The DPRK briefly experimented with 8-point shots, dunk penalties and more, and there was a kind of method to the madness

The true story behind North Korea’s bizarre basketball rules
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong April 10, 2024
North Korea’s impact on the South Korean general election – Ep. 337
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North Korea’s impact on the South Korean general election – Ep. 337

The NK News team talks about voter indifference to DPRK issues, why anti-aircraft guns are on Seoul skyscrapers and more

North Korea’s impact on the South Korean general election – Ep. 337
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 10, 2024
Premier League pirates: How North Korean TV skirts law to air the beautiful game

Premier League pirates: How North Korean TV skirts law to air the beautiful game

KCTV regularly shows sports despite lacking rights, even blurring ads and adding fake crowd noises to conceal source

Premier League pirates: How North Korean TV skirts law to air the beautiful game
Joe Smith
Joe Smith April 8, 2024
Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Purge of KCNA content appears aimed at expunging references to unification, South Korea and more

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 5, 2024
State media review: North Korean space official promises more satellite launches
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State media review: North Korean space official promises more satellite launches

An in-depth analysis of space plans, claims about Japan-DPRK contact and the start of the new school year

State media review: North Korean space official promises more satellite launches
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 4, 2024
North Korean restaurant staff insult South Koreans, calling them ‘puppets’

North Korean restaurant staff insult South Koreans, calling them ‘puppets’

Experts say DPRK likely ordered staff at overseas restaurants to use slur after declaring the ROK a separate enemy state

North Korean restaurant staff insult South Koreans, calling them ‘puppets’
Lina Park
Lina Park April 4, 2024
North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024

North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro April 3, 2024
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