August 16, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
NK PRO

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report

Cybersecurity firm says ‘DPRK personas’ appeared to apply for cryptocurrency jobs in effort to raise funds for regime

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

In ‘Soup and Ideology,’ Yang Yong-hi documents her mother’s fading memory of Jeju massacre and tragedy of division

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia August 3, 2022
UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

Humanitarian organizations say DPRK’s border restrictions have held up shipments of key assistance throughout pandemic

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
Why South Korea’s efforts to combat human trafficking have fallen short
KOREA PRO

Why South Korea’s efforts to combat human trafficking have fallen short

ROK’s downgrading in recent report reflects longstanding issues with how it defines and prosecutes trafficking

Why South Korea’s efforts to combat human trafficking have fallen short
Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
Sea Young (Sarah) Kim August 2, 2022
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans enjoy state media?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans enjoy state media?

Organizations set aside time for reading newspapers, but most citizens find it tedious and overstuffed with ideology

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans enjoy state media?
Sersong Han
Sersong Han August 2, 2022
Up close and personal at the Demilitarized Zone – Ep. 247
Podcast

Up close and personal at the Demilitarized Zone – Ep. 247

NK News team members and former military cross Civilian Control Line to get close to North Korea in central border area

Up close and personal at the Demilitarized Zone – Ep. 247
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 2, 2022
North Korea claims no new suspected COVID cases but isn’t celebrating yet

North Korea claims no new suspected COVID cases but isn’t celebrating yet

State media urges caution despite reporting no ‘fevers’ for three days, signals no return to pre-pandemic normalcy soon

North Korea claims no new suspected COVID cases but isn’t celebrating yet
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 1, 2022
Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says

Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says

Elizabeth Salmón says lack of dialogue an obstacle to improving situation, though some experts doubt value of engagement

Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 1, 2022
FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales
NK PRO

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales

NK Pro has translated full text of notice that appears to show harsh crack down on market activity during COVID outbreak

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales
North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID

North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID

Images obtained by NK News show notice posted at pharmacies warns violators' families will also be forcibly relocated

North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2022