February 06, 2023

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

How do you get a job in North Korea?

How do you get a job in North Korea?

No choice, no way out, and now no guarantee of compensation

How do you get a job in North Korea?
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon November 29, 2013
Why North Korean defectors matter in Hong Kong

Why North Korean defectors matter in Hong Kong

Group raises awareness through events, retellings of Hong Kong’s history with migration

Why North Korean defectors matter in Hong Kong
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun November 26, 2013
Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?

Repressed, uneducated public troubled by concepts the West takes for granted

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang November 20, 2013
Japanese Media Watch: November 10 – November 17

Japanese Media Watch: November 10 – November 17

Latest North Korea issues to be picked up by Japanese media

Japanese Media Watch: November 10 – November 17
Ryo C. Kato November 19, 2013
When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army

When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army

Ask a North Korean: Are there any jokes North Koreans like to tell?

When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon November 14, 2013
Being gay in the DPRK

Being gay in the DPRK

Overview suggests many North Koreans learn about being gay only upon departure from DPRK

Being gay in the DPRK
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham November 13, 2013
As border defections drop, ‘southern money’ pours in

As border defections drop, ‘southern money’ pours in

Pyongyang has effectively curbed crossings into China, but not remittances

As border defections drop, ‘southern money’ pours in
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 4, 2013
The world through a little gap between the curtains

The world through a little gap between the curtains

Ask a North Korean: How the government prevents outside information from entering the country

The world through a little gap between the curtains
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang October 31, 2013
Which changes failed to materialize in N. Korea over the past 5 years?

Which changes failed to materialize in N. Korea over the past 5 years?

Experts anticipated wide range of changes that failed to occur in North Korea

Which changes failed to materialize in N. Korea over the past 5 years?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 30, 2013
Experience abroad a double-edged sword for N. Korean diplomats

Experience abroad a double-edged sword for N. Korean diplomats

View from Seoul: What South Koreans are reading in local media about North Korea

Experience abroad a double-edged sword for N. Korean diplomats
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son October 24, 2013
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