October 05, 2022

Culture

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

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales
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FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales

NK Pro has translated full text of notice that appears to show harsh crack down on market activity during COVID outbreak

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales
North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID

North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID

Images obtained by NK News show notice posted at pharmacies warns violators' families will also be forcibly relocated

North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What are toilets like in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What are toilets like in the DPRK?

Public restrooms and toilet paper are in short supply, while expense of flush toilets results in a porcelain ‘hierarchy’

Ask a North Korean: What are toilets like in the DPRK?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 29, 2022
State media review: North Korea celebrates its Korean War ‘victory’
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State media review: North Korea celebrates its Korean War ‘victory’

An in-depth analysis of Victory Day events, a Red Guard’s op-ed against military drills, declining COVID cases and more

State media review: North Korea celebrates its Korean War ‘victory’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 28, 2022
Elderly North Korean veterans pack stadium for conference despite COVID spread

Elderly North Korean veterans pack stadium for conference despite COVID spread

Participants forgo masks at event to mark end of Korean War, as Pyongyang vows conflict ‘not over’

Elderly North Korean veterans pack stadium for conference despite COVID spread
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2022
Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Jihyun Park’s account of her escape from the DPRK provides a sobering look at her struggle for freedom

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate
David Tizzard
David Tizzard July 25, 2022
State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease
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State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease

An in-depth analysis of efforts to secure clean water, propaganda on Korean War, Kim Il Sung’s memoirs and more

State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 22, 2022
New Netflix drama paints dismal picture of road to Korean unification

New Netflix drama paints dismal picture of road to Korean unification

In ‘Money Heist: Korea,’ economic integration and North Korean migration to South only lead to crime and exploitation

New Netflix drama paints dismal picture of road to Korean unification
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 21, 2022
How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
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How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets

Businesspeople pay bribes to police in order to create the space necessary for them to buy, sell and trade their wares

How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 21, 2022
A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

‘I want to demonstrate that North Korean refugees can do just as well as anybody else in South Korea and beyond’

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch July 21, 2022
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