November 30, 2022

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North Korea declares COVID victory and lashes out at US-ROK drills – Ep. 252
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North Korea declares COVID victory and lashes out at US-ROK drills – Ep. 252

The NK News team discusses the biggest events in August, from DPRK’s COVID ‘victory’ to an attack on a defector-activist

North Korea declares COVID victory and lashes out at US-ROK drills – Ep. 252
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 6, 2022
Defector-activist says he flew posters to North Korea denouncing Kim Yo Jong

Defector-activist says he flew posters to North Korea denouncing Kim Yo Jong

Park Sang-hak also sent painkillers and vitamins in what he says was 4th cross-border balloon launch since July

Defector-activist says he flew posters to North Korea denouncing Kim Yo Jong
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 5, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What is beach culture like in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What is beach culture like in North Korea?

Much like people around the world, North Koreans like to eat, drink and play at the beach. The problem is getting there.

Ask a North Korean: What is beach culture like in North Korea?
Jin
Jin September 2, 2022
Defector lawmaker backs plan to end censorship of North Korean state media

Defector lawmaker backs plan to end censorship of North Korean state media

Tae Young-ho rejects concerns that DPRK content would sway South Koreans to support Kim Jong Un

Defector lawmaker backs plan to end censorship of North Korean state media
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 31, 2022
South Korea to cut unification ministry budget for first time in five years

South Korea to cut unification ministry budget for first time in five years

Drop in funding for ministry overseeing North Korea due to broader austerity push and fewer defector arrivals

South Korea to cut unification ministry budget for first time in five years
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 30, 2022
Otto Warmbier’s family awards North Korean defector $15,000 to study in US

Otto Warmbier’s family awards North Korean defector $15,000 to study in US

Court previously ruled family should receive seized DPRK assets over son’s death following detention in North Korea

Otto Warmbier’s family awards North Korean defector $15,000 to study in US
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 29, 2022
State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time
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State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time

An in-depth analysis of Pyongyang’s anti-Abe sentiment, renewed domestic tourism and lingering COVID-19 paranoia

State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 25, 2022
Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul

Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul

Park Sang-hak says attacker broke his arm with metal pipe, in what report suggests was attempt to ‘punish’ activist

Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul
Seoul’s North Korea human rights envoy calls for information blitz into DPRK

Seoul’s North Korea human rights envoy calls for information blitz into DPRK

Ordinary North Korean people have ‘full right’ to know what’s going on in the world, Lee Shin-wha says

Seoul’s North Korea human rights envoy calls for information blitz into DPRK
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 24, 2022
Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Search seeks records that shine light on Moon administration’s decision-making process in controversial 2019 case

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts | Sojin Jung August 19, 2022
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