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Covering North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.113
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Covering North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.113

In a crossover episode with the Korea Society, journalists discuss the perils and pitfalls of reporting on the DPRK

Covering North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.113
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot February 2, 2020
State Department offers $2.4 million for human rights projects in North Korea

State Department offers $2.4 million for human rights projects in North Korea

Projects should focus on information dissemination in DPRK, global awareness of human rights abuses, State Dept. says

State Department offers $2.4 million for human rights projects in North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer February 1, 2020
Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus

Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus

In letter to Xi Jinping, DPRK ruling party also said to have send "aid fund" to Chinese counterparts

Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 1, 2020
North Korea suspends Vladivostok flights, expands virus containment measures

North Korea suspends Vladivostok flights, expands virus containment measures

New rules also mean suspension of "events, ceremonial visits, and meetings" during month of February

North Korea suspends Vladivostok flights, expands virus containment measures
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 1, 2020
Unconverted political prisoners, and inter-Korean romance, in DPRK fiction

Unconverted political prisoners, and inter-Korean romance, in DPRK fiction

Stories based (very) loosely on the real-life repatriations of prisoners from South to North became popular in the 2000s

Unconverted political prisoners, and inter-Korean romance, in DPRK fiction
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko January 31, 2020
North Korea to postpone planned demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities, South says

North Korea to postpone planned demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities, South says

Decision aimed at further preventing spread of novel coronavirus: MOU

North Korea to postpone planned demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities, South says
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham January 30, 2020
Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU

Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU

Shut down comes as North Korean party daily promises "revolutionary countermeasures" to 2019-nCoV spread

Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 29, 2020
Coronavirus prevention a matter of “national survival,” North Korean media says

Coronavirus prevention a matter of “national survival,” North Korean media says

Rodong Sinmun report comes as DPRK imposes one-month quarantine on foreigners visiting from China

Coronavirus prevention a matter of “national survival,” North Korean media says
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham January 28, 2020
How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world
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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

How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado January 28, 2020
North Korea imposes one-month quarantine on foreign visitors from China

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

North Korea imposes one-month quarantine on foreign visitors from China
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham January 28, 2020