July 30, 2021

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
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No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

Circumstances in the DPRK are dire, and lack of new arrivals cuts off key information source

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 22, 2021
Utilizing artificial intelligence to improve women’s rights in North Korea

Utilizing artificial intelligence to improve women’s rights in North Korea

New technologies have the potential to empower women and document abuses in the world’s most isolated nation

Utilizing artificial intelligence to improve women’s rights in North Korea
Just two North Korean defectors reach South Korea from April to June

Just two North Korean defectors reach South Korea from April to June

Historically-low numbers present challenges to helping the North Korean people, humanitarian workers say

Just two North Korean defectors reach South Korea from April to June
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 16, 2021
North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in
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North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in

The government’s pro-engagement policy has increased pressure on South Korean NGOs, as financial challenges linger

North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son July 7, 2021
Number of defectors entering resettlement center drop 85% in 1st half of 2021

Number of defectors entering resettlement center drop 85% in 1st half of 2021

North Korean defectors finding it difficult to reach South Korea amid COVID-19 border lockdowns, say ROK authorities

Number of defectors entering resettlement center drop 85% in 1st half of 2021
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 1, 2021
New dictionary aims to help defectors communicate in South Korean workplaces

New dictionary aims to help defectors communicate in South Korean workplaces

Defectors face high unemployment and discrimination due to accents, language barriers

New dictionary aims to help defectors communicate in South Korean workplaces
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 29, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?

Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?

North Koreans are taught that Japan is the sworn enemy of the Korean people.

Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim June 7, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?

"It's foolish to keep suggesting that North Korea seriously intends to denuclearize."

Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?
Hyun-Seung Lee
Hyun-Seung Lee May 31, 2021
Timeline: From US-ROK summit to child mine workers
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Timeline: From US-ROK summit to child mine workers

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from May 1 to May 31

Timeline: From US-ROK summit to child mine workers
NK Pro
NK Pro May 31, 2021
How a minority opinion hijacked the narrative about the ‘anti-leaflet’ law

How a minority opinion hijacked the narrative about the ‘anti-leaflet’ law

There’s nothing sinister nor remarkable about trying to stop leafleting to North Korea

How a minority opinion hijacked the narrative about the ‘anti-leaflet’ law
Su-mi Jeon
Su-mi Jeon May 24, 2021
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