August 17, 2022

Defector Issues

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Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Podcast

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234

Jacco Zwetsloot narrates a trip to Baengnyeong Island and asks experts about its significance in inter-Korean affairs

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News May 3, 2022
North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

Civil society, UN and others have criticized ‘the lack of North Korean human rights policy’ enacted under Moon Jae-in

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 2, 2022
Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea

Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea

Park Sang-hak says he flew 20 balloons with anti-DPRK propaganda across border, a likely violation of anti-leaflet law

Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 28, 2022
Majority of South Koreans prefer status quo with North Korea, survey shows

Majority of South Koreans prefer status quo with North Korea, survey shows

Poll from US-based research group also suggests growing awareness of the enormous costs associated with unification

Majority of South Koreans prefer status quo with North Korea, survey shows
Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul

Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul

Pandemic border controls continue to limit numbers, as expert says North Koreans’ lives becoming more difficult

Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 15, 2022
A North Korean defector blends his past and present, one painting at a time

A North Korean defector blends his past and present, one painting at a time

Artist Jeon Ju Yeong tells NK News he hopes his artwork will build bridge of understanding with South Koreans

A North Korean defector blends his past and present, one painting at a time
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 11, 2022
Ask a North Korean: When did you first begin to consider defecting?

Ask a North Korean: When did you first begin to consider defecting?

A young woman recounts the series of events that drove her to rethink her life in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: When did you first begin to consider defecting?
Jin
Jin April 6, 2022
Why North Koreans don’t have time to pursue hobbies – NKNews Podcast Ep. 230
Podcast

Why North Koreans don’t have time to pursue hobbies – NKNews Podcast Ep. 230

Defector and YouTuber Jung Yuna discusses the dominating reach of organizational life in the lives of DPRK citizens

Why North Koreans don’t have time to pursue hobbies – NKNews Podcast Ep. 230
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 5, 2022
US committee recommends sanctioning China over forced return of DPRK refugees

US committee recommends sanctioning China over forced return of DPRK refugees

Those forcibly repatriated to North Korea face ‘torture’ and ‘execution,’ says congressional commission on China

US committee recommends sanctioning China over forced return of DPRK refugees
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 4, 2022
How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea

How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea

The DPRK’s border controls have made it increasingly difficult to keep families informed and financially afloat

How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung March 31, 2022
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