December 10, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea
NK PRO

How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea

Labor migrants and others were a major voice for market reform in the DPRK before UN sanctions and COVID controls

How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea
Anastasia Koroleva
Anastasia Koroleva | Joseph Yi November 22, 2022
Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames
NK PRO

Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames

Decades of satellite data reveal devastating impact of wildfires on country ill-equipped to handle rising temperatures

Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 21, 2022
North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter
NK PRO

North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter

Influx comes as state media calls for farmers to boost rice production and warns citizens of flu and COVID-19 risks

North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 21, 2022
Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter

Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter

Report suggests DPRK leader publicly introduced daughter to emphasize justification for WMD development

Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 21, 2022
South Korean textbook to refer to North Korea as ‘regime,’ not ‘government’

South Korean textbook to refer to North Korea as ‘regime,’ not ‘government’

Change consistent with conservative administrations’ efforts to portray DPRK as ‘evil,’ expert says

South Korean textbook to refer to North Korea as ‘regime,’ not ‘government’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 17, 2022
North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate

North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate

Official takes aim at major polluters at COP27 as DPRK seeks to combat rising temperatures and obtain development help

North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 17, 2022
North Korea says Seoul backing UN human rights bill to distract from crowd crush

North Korea says Seoul backing UN human rights bill to distract from crowd crush

UN passes resolution condemning DPRK human rights violations as South Korea co-sponsors for first time in four years

North Korea says Seoul backing UN human rights bill to distract from crowd crush
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 17, 2022
Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Rare ground-level images reveal makeshift construction techniques still used on elite projects in central Pyongyang

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2022
Almost all North Koreans now have access to cellular networks, report finds

Almost all North Koreans now have access to cellular networks, report finds

38 North says ‘ubiquitous’ mobile phones form basis for private economy but allow government to track users’ every move

Almost all North Koreans now have access to cellular networks, report finds
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 16, 2022
North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

Kim Jong Un’s anti-corruption drives more about securing his own power rather than draining the swamp, expert says

North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 16, 2022
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