February 21, 2024

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Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316
Podcast

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316

Sue Mi Terry discusses her documentary ‘Beyond Utopia’ and the underground networks that help people escape the DPRK

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 22, 2023
Asian Games organizers fined $500K for allowing North Korean flag at competition

Asian Games organizers fined $500K for allowing North Korean flag at competition

Anti-doping body banned use of flag after DPRK athletes failed to undergo steroid testing during pandemic

Asian Games organizers fined $500K for allowing North Korean flag at competition
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 20, 2023
North Korean soccer star reappears after vanishing from competition 3 years ago

North Korean soccer star reappears after vanishing from competition 3 years ago

Han Kwang Song starts in World Cup qualifier vs. Syria, after sanctions derailed his career with Qatari club

North Korean soccer star reappears after vanishing from competition 3 years ago
Joe Smith
Joe Smith November 17, 2023
State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights

An in-depth analysis of how DPRK treats people with disabilities, arms sales counter claims, criticism of G7 and more

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy November 16, 2023
North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay

North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay

State media credits Kim Jong Un but ignores drawn out construction, likely due to chronic shortages and mismanagement

North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 14, 2023
State media review: North Korea slams Blinken’s ‘confab with puppets’ in Seoul
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea slams Blinken’s ‘confab with puppets’ in Seoul

An in-depth analysis of criticism of US foreign policy, get out the vote propaganda and more

State media review: North Korea slams Blinken’s ‘confab with puppets’ in Seoul
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 9, 2023
North Korea promotes Pyongyang arts festival with foreign performers next spring

North Korea promotes Pyongyang arts festival with foreign performers next spring

Expert says event could be occasion for wider reopening to tourists, though DPRK might only allow remote participation

North Korea promotes Pyongyang arts festival with foreign performers next spring
Joe Smith
Joe Smith November 7, 2023
‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

TV program profiles boy delivered by army medics during pandemic, in propaganda campaign to shore up support for regime

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un
Lina Park
Lina Park | Seung-Yeon Chung November 7, 2023
State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing

An in-depth analysis of commentary on Middle East, calls to boost fishing yields, a state newspaper anniversary and more

State media review: North Korea blames Israel and US for Gaza hospital bombing
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 2, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

The regime does not acknowledge gay and transgender people, but that does not mean they don’t exist in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?
Joshua Kim November 2, 2023
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