May 16, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

Civil society, UN and others have criticized ‘the lack of North Korean human rights policy’ enacted under Moon Jae-in

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 2, 2022
Some North Koreans hack their smart devices to get around state controls: Report

Some North Koreans hack their smart devices to get around state controls: Report

Experts say activity driven by desire for more device flexibility, not necessarily interest in outside information

Some North Koreans hack their smart devices to get around state controls: Report
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 28, 2022
Settling in Seoul: The biggest struggles in understanding South Korean society 

Settling in Seoul: The biggest struggles in understanding South Korean society 

North Korea does not allow diversity of opinion, making liberal South Korea – especially online culture – hard to grasp

Settling in Seoul: The biggest struggles in understanding South Korean society 
Sersong Han
Sersong Han April 28, 2022
Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea

Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea

Park Sang-hak says he flew 20 balloons with anti-DPRK propaganda across border, a likely violation of anti-leaflet law

Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 28, 2022
Majority of South Koreans prefer status quo with North Korea, survey shows

Majority of South Koreans prefer status quo with North Korea, survey shows

Poll from US-based research group also suggests growing awareness of the enormous costs associated with unification

Majority of South Koreans prefer status quo with North Korea, survey shows
How anti-North Korea leafleting reflects conflicting visions of public diplomacy
NK PRO

How anti-North Korea leafleting reflects conflicting visions of public diplomacy

Both South Korean government and rights groups use public diplomacy on North Korea, but differ radically on how to do so

How anti-North Korea leafleting reflects conflicting visions of public diplomacy
Daniel Connolly
Daniel Connolly April 25, 2022
North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on

North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on

Propaganda outlets call Yoon’s Tokyo delegation pro-Japan ‘traitors’ as president-elect seeks to bolster ROK-Japan ties

North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 25, 2022
US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea

US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea

Washington seeks projects with ‘immediate impact,’ but has yet to appoint new DPRK human rights policy envoy

US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 22, 2022
North Korea demolishing ‘backward’ mining town in phase 2 of major project
NK PRO

North Korea demolishing ‘backward’ mining town in phase 2 of major project

Apartment buildings set to replace hundreds of houses as part of 25,000-home construction project in Komdok region

North Korea demolishing ‘backward’ mining town in phase 2 of major project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 22, 2022
Unification minister nominee says Mount Kumgang tourism violates sanctions

Unification minister nominee says Mount Kumgang tourism violates sanctions

Kwon Young-se, however, stresses that inter-Korean humanitarian assistance efforts should continue

Unification minister nominee says Mount Kumgang tourism violates sanctions
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 21, 2022
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