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Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Reining in South Korea’s out-of-control National Intelligence Service
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Reining in South Korea’s out-of-control National Intelligence Service

N. Korean threat makes NIS necessary, but they've exceeded their legal mandate

Reining in South Korea’s out-of-control National Intelligence Service
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 18, 2014
Yokotas recall ‘dream-like’ meeting with granddaughter

Yokotas recall ‘dream-like’ meeting with granddaughter

Belief that their daughter, a victim of North Korean kidnapping, is still alive has not wavered despite meeting

Yokotas recall ‘dream-like’ meeting with granddaughter
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 17, 2014
South Korea’s meddlesome spooks
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South Korea’s meddlesome spooks

Security agency is in the dock, but it’s fighting back hard

South Korea’s meddlesome spooks
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 17, 2014
How digital radio could break North Korea’s information blockade

How digital radio could break North Korea’s information blockade

Software-defined radio might prove valuable for increasing information flows into and out of N. Korea

How digital radio could break North Korea’s information blockade
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 17, 2014
Behind North Korea’s propaganda curtain

Behind North Korea’s propaganda curtain

Australian traveler, radio-enthusiast’s project seeks to reveal truths about North Korea's information landscape

Behind North Korea’s propaganda curtain
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun March 14, 2014
Why North Koreans envy the Chinese so much

Why North Koreans envy the Chinese so much

Envy of improved living standards, not the old alliance, drives their sentiment toward neighbors

Why North Koreans envy the Chinese so much
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon March 12, 2014
No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women

Despite sporadic enforcement, bans on commonplace things can cause hardships

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 11, 2014
Rotarian uses deep ties to help the North’s needy

Rotarian uses deep ties to help the North’s needy

‘North Koreans are like a mirror; if you smile at them, they smile back’

Rotarian uses deep ties to help the North’s needy
Kamila Kingstone
Kamila Kingstone March 7, 2014
Choe Ryong Hae reappears after rumors of his arrest

Choe Ryong Hae reappears after rumors of his arrest

High-ranking official not purged, but still may be out of Kim’s true inner circle

Choe Ryong Hae reappears after rumors of his arrest
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 7, 2014
NK Media Watch – Feb 26 to Mar 4

NK Media Watch – Feb 26 to Mar 4

A South Korean Spy is Captured, more on the 13th SPA, Reforestation Day, and the March 1st Movement

NK Media Watch – Feb 26 to Mar 4
Matthew McGrath March 5, 2014