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June 21, 2024

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North Korea phasing out ‘Day of Sun’ as name for biggest holiday: Tour agencies

North Korea phasing out ‘Day of Sun’ as name for biggest holiday: Tour agencies

Changes in how to refer to birthdays of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il may be effort to elevate current leader, expert says

North Korea phasing out ‘Day of Sun’ as name for biggest holiday: Tour agencies
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 29, 2024
State media review: North Korea says citizens give thumbs-up to Kim Jong Un song
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State media review: North Korea says citizens give thumbs-up to Kim Jong Un song

An in-depth review of rapturous praise for housing project, Cuban leader’s letter, guerrilla army anniversary and more

State media review: North Korea says citizens give thumbs-up to Kim Jong Un song
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 25, 2024
A North Korean novel searches for meaning in the dramas and joys of family life

A North Korean novel searches for meaning in the dramas and joys of family life

Ri Hui Chan expounds on centrality of family in way that is striking in a country that exalts leader as father of nation

A North Korean novel searches for meaning in the dramas and joys of family life
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko April 25, 2024
Thousands of North Korean propaganda workers gather to boost Kim Jong Un worship

Thousands of North Korean propaganda workers gather to boost Kim Jong Un worship

Leader did not attend conference where top official demanded attendees become ‘powerful megaphones’ for Kim’s teaching

Thousands of North Korean propaganda workers gather to boost Kim Jong Un worship
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 24, 2024
One man’s mission to map all of North Korea – Ep. 339
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One man’s mission to map all of North Korea – Ep. 339

Jacob Bogle discusses his work analyzing open-source imagery to decipher what others overlook

One man’s mission to map all of North Korea – Ep. 339
‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series

‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series

Skybound Entertainment is conducting review after sketch for series was allegedly found on cloud server linked to DPRK

‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 22, 2024
Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue

Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue

Caleb Mission featured in film ‘Beyond Utopia’ says it asks those it helps to agree to filming and attend 3-month class

Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park April 18, 2024
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
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