October 16, 2021

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203
Podcast

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203

The NK News team joins host Jacco Zwetsloot to celebrate 200 podcast episodes and answer readers' questions

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203
NK News
NK News October 5, 2021
Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Police will not forward case to prosecutors, citing insufficient evidence

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 24, 2021
North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack

North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack

Attackers use access to spread malware and lure DPRK experts on social media

North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Nils Weisensee September 7, 2021
A very North Korean way to die

A very North Korean way to die

The Kim personality cult has penetrated the most intimate aspects of North Korean life, even the mourning of the dead

A very North Korean way to die
Markus Bell
Markus Bell September 7, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?

Schools only briefly cover astronomy, and most people are too focused on surviving to care about speculative science

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley August 18, 2021
Zooming in: How North Korean conducts spy operations in South Korea

Zooming in: How North Korean conducts spy operations in South Korea

Direct insertions of intelligence assets were previously common, but techniques have changed substantially

Zooming in: How North Korean conducts spy operations in South Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2021
Telling North Korean resettlers’ stories with fashion – NKNews Podcast Ep. 195
Podcast

Telling North Korean resettlers’ stories with fashion – NKNews Podcast Ep. 195

Jihyun Kang and Marie Boes discuss how their company ISTORY designs clothes to counter stereotypes and misunderstanding

Telling North Korean resettlers’ stories with fashion – NKNews Podcast Ep. 195
NK News
NK News August 10, 2021
North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2021
North Korea seems to deny claim of 50 escapees forcibly repatriated from China

North Korea seems to deny claim of 50 escapees forcibly repatriated from China

China regularly sent back DPRK defectors before COVID-19, but unclear if still possible amid strict pandemic lockdowns

North Korea seems to deny claim of 50 escapees forcibly repatriated from China
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 2, 2021
No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
NK PRO

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
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