January 28, 2020

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

NK PRO

How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world

New technology is allowing ordinary people to access sources of information other than Party-approved state media

Jonathan R. Corrado January 28, 2020

North Korea imposes one-month quarantine on foreign visitors from China

News comes as DPRK state media reports "high-intensity" steps to fight coronavirus spread

Oliver Hotham January 28, 2020

North Korea taking "high-intensity" steps to fight coronavirus spread: Rodong

Quarantines now set up at DPRK's borders, ports, and airports, Rodong Sinmun says

Oliver Hotham January 27, 2020
NK PRO

In final months before UN worker ban, thousands of North Koreans went to Russia

New data published as Moscow admits it has not yet fully complied with UN rules on overseas DPRK laborers

Jacob Fromer January 24, 2020

North Korea, Global Fund reach agreement on new TB-malaria treatment grant

Implementation of $41.7 million grant set to begin "immediately," spokesperson says

Oliver Hotham January 24, 2020

Roughly a thousand North Korean workers remain in Russia, despite UN ban: MFA

"Limited" transport options responsible for delay, spokesperson Maria Zakharova says

Oliver Hotham January 24, 2020

Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare

Route to Vladivostok not affected, however, according to the Russian embassy in Pyongyang

Colin Zwirko January 24, 2020
NK PRO

How technology impacts foreign media consumption, and crackdowns, in North Korea

For ordinary people, connecting with the outside world is an ever-evolving cat and mouse game with the authorities

Jonathan R. Corrado January 23, 2020

N. Korea drastically restricts travel to China in bid to stem coronavirus spread

Local embassies informed that they are "completely forbidden" from going to China, NK News has learned

Oliver Hotham January 23, 2020

Why South Korean tourists might not want to follow Moon up Mount Kumgang

Economic and safety concerns could deter visitors, even if the President manages to strike a deal with the North

Jumin Lee January 22, 2020
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