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Liberty in North Korea: Can you ‘accelerate change’ from the outside?

Liberty in North Korea: Can you ‘accelerate change’ from the outside?

Group saves refugees, wants to “accelerate change,” but some question its priorities

Liberty in North Korea: Can you ‘accelerate change’ from the outside?
J. Hong
J. Hong November 5, 2014
Refugee in Laos awaits chance to reach S. Korea

Refugee in Laos awaits chance to reach S. Korea

Defector doesn't discourage visiting the North, even if it makes money for regime

Refugee in Laos awaits chance to reach S. Korea
Rohan Radheya
Rohan Radheya November 5, 2014
What’s in a name? Defectors’ organization attracts criticism

What’s in a name? Defectors’ organization attracts criticism

Coalition rails against Korea Hana Foundation for name change, budget issues, lack of defector representation

What’s in a name? Defectors’ organization attracts criticism
Max Kim
Max Kim | Robert Lauler November 4, 2014
News and newsworthiness in N. Korea: Why it doesn’t exist

News and newsworthiness in N. Korea: Why it doesn’t exist

Why real news about crime, catastrophe and corruption does not exist in DPRK media

News and newsworthiness in N. Korea: Why it doesn’t exist
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung November 3, 2014
Ask a North Korean: Meet Kim Yoo-sung, son of a fugitive

Ask a North Korean: Meet Kim Yoo-sung, son of a fugitive

"My father secretly helped a South Korean prisoner from the Korean War escape from the North"

Ask a North Korean: Meet Kim Yoo-sung, son of a fugitive
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung October 31, 2014
Human rights in North Korea: Are they actually improving?

Human rights in North Korea: Are they actually improving?

Experts divided as to whether things improving on the ground in North Korea

Human rights in North Korea: Are they actually improving?
NK News
NK News October 30, 2014
How Yanbian became a meeting place for both Koreas

How Yanbian became a meeting place for both Koreas

North Korea labor, South Korean investment and culture meet in Chinese border province

How Yanbian became a meeting place for both Koreas
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 16, 2014
Hello from a former resident of Mt. Paektu, North Korea

Hello from a former resident of Mt. Paektu, North Korea

Ask a North Korean column relaunches with two new writers joining Ji Min from Pyongyang

Hello from a former resident of Mt. Paektu, North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee October 8, 2014
Why researching defectors takes creativity

Why researching defectors takes creativity

Academic says human relatability matters helps those studying refugees learn new information

Why researching defectors takes creativity
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza October 2, 2014
Famine survivors used humor to cope – Interview

Famine survivors used humor to cope – Interview

Academic who talked with defectors finds many feel ambivalent about N. Korean government

Famine survivors used humor to cope – Interview
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza October 1, 2014
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