April 20, 2024

Culture

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

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Annual event typically open to international audiences but unclear whether regime will relent on travel controls

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 13, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

A defector writes about his training schedule and the hurdles he faced trying to represent his country

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?
David February 13, 2024
Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea

Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea

Visit by International Testing Agency likely marked first non-political entry into DPRK in four years

Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea
Brian Oliver
Brian Oliver February 12, 2024
Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador

Alexander Matsegora’s remarks come as first group of Russian tourists to visit DPRK in years returns home

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 12, 2024
North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey

North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey

Government poll of over 6,000 defectors also revealed increasing dissatisfaction with Kim Jong Un

North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park February 6, 2024
North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
State media review: DPRK launches task force for ambitious rural uplift project
NK PRO

State media review: DPRK launches task force for ambitious rural uplift project

An in-depth analysis of the state’s push to build new factories, the first workshop for inspection workers and more

State media review: DPRK launches task force for ambitious rural uplift project
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung February 1, 2024
Global anti-doping body ends restrictions on North Korea after over two years

Global anti-doping body ends restrictions on North Korea after over two years

Removal of DPRK from list of noncompliant countries clears way for its athletes to compete under own flag at Olympics

Global anti-doping body ends restrictions on North Korea after over two years
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 30, 2024
North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy
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North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy

Three of DPRK’s four smaller insurers showed significant growth, highlighting changes to regime’s taxation approach

North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser January 29, 2024
Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms

Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms

Expert says deal could fall into sanctions gray area depending on how Beijing classifies ‘recreational sports equipment’

Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 29, 2024
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