April 20, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Defections and North Korea’s media blackout

Defections and North Korea’s media blackout

Missing persons are rarely discussed openly, unless condemnations have propaganda value

Defections and North Korea’s media blackout
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung October 21, 2015
Misconception North Korea: The missing shades of gray

Misconception North Korea: The missing shades of gray

Seven former and current residents of Pyongyang discuss the most common misconceptions about life in North Korea

Misconception North Korea: The missing shades of gray
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham October 15, 2015
Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive

Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive

In North Korea, like its Leninist/Stalinist forbearers, the party is designed to encompass all authority

Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 9, 2015
N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests

N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests

Civil society makes the difference after migratory board botches initial evaluation

N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests
Jojje Olsson
Jojje Olsson October 8, 2015
Memories of Pyongyang: Citizens and expats reminisce about N. Korea life

Memories of Pyongyang: Citizens and expats reminisce about N. Korea life

Expats and defectors share their most memorable experiences about life in Pyongyang

Memories of Pyongyang: Citizens and expats reminisce about N. Korea life
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham October 7, 2015
N.Korean Chuseok: Like S.Korean Chuseok without the traffic

N.Korean Chuseok: Like S.Korean Chuseok without the traffic

North Koreans usually live close to their relatives, and couldn't travel long distances to see them if they didn't

N.Korean Chuseok: Like S.Korean Chuseok without the traffic
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung October 6, 2015
The many ways of dying in North Korea

The many ways of dying in North Korea

Executions have long been a fact of life in the North, only their targets have changed

The many ways of dying in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 30, 2015
Caught with porn in North Korea

Caught with porn in North Korea

X-rated materials are hard to find in the North, because the penalty for them is a trip to the prison camp

Caught with porn in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 28, 2015
Promises, pitfalls on the North Korea-China border

Promises, pitfalls on the North Korea-China border

Border between long-time allies sees plenty of trade, despite shortcomings caused by mutual distrust

Promises, pitfalls on the North Korea-China border
Peter Ward
Peter Ward September 23, 2015
In North Korea, sometimes the dead come back

In North Korea, sometimes the dead come back

No, not zombies – absence of medical care, standard funeral homes means some are declared dead prematurely

In North Korea, sometimes the dead come back
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee September 22, 2015