September 26, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Seoul’s proposal to ditch ban on North Korean media is long overdue

Seoul’s proposal to ditch ban on North Korean media is long overdue

Censorship vastly overemphasizes danger of Pyongyang’s propaganda and is holdover from South Korea’s illiberal past

Seoul’s proposal to ditch ban on North Korean media is long overdue
Kyung-Sin Park
Kyung-Sin Park August 26, 2022
New photos show scant activity at delayed Pyongyang General Hospital project

New photos show scant activity at delayed Pyongyang General Hospital project

Fewer people visible at worksite than in past, though exclusive images confirm exterior appears complete

New photos show scant activity at delayed Pyongyang General Hospital project
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 26, 2022
State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time
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State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time

An in-depth analysis of Pyongyang’s anti-Abe sentiment, renewed domestic tourism and lingering COVID-19 paranoia

State media review: North Korea acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s death for first time
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 25, 2022
Rumors swirl that North Korea preparing to allow people to enter country

Rumors swirl that North Korea preparing to allow people to enter country

Six informed sources tell NK News they’ve heard of changes to border controls, though some aid workers remain skeptical

Rumors swirl that North Korea preparing to allow people to enter country
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 25, 2022
North Korea warns foreign beachgoers to beware ‘alien things’ carrying COVID

North Korea warns foreign beachgoers to beware ‘alien things’ carrying COVID

Official notices seen by NK News state foreign diplomats can visit coasts under eased rules but must avoid border areas

North Korea warns foreign beachgoers to beware ‘alien things’ carrying COVID
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 25, 2022
North Korea likely preparing massive Pyongyang concert for Youth Day: Imagery
NK PRO

North Korea likely preparing massive Pyongyang concert for Youth Day: Imagery

State media’s emphasis on leisure after lifting COVID restrictions suggests events may focus more on fun than sacrifice

North Korea likely preparing massive Pyongyang concert for Youth Day: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 25, 2022
North Korea orders lockdown over 4 fever cases in China border province

North Korea orders lockdown over 4 fever cases in China border province

State media reports first possible COVID-19 cases since claiming virus eradicated, but scale of lockdown unknown

North Korea orders lockdown over 4 fever cases in China border province
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 25, 2022
Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul

Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul

Park Sang-hak says attacker broke his arm with metal pipe, in what report suggests was attempt to ‘punish’ activist

Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul
Seoul’s North Korea human rights envoy calls for information blitz into DPRK

Seoul’s North Korea human rights envoy calls for information blitz into DPRK

Ordinary North Korean people have ‘full right’ to know what’s going on in the world, Lee Shin-wha says

Seoul’s North Korea human rights envoy calls for information blitz into DPRK
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 24, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How do you buy contraception in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: How do you buy contraception in North Korea?

The lack of sex education in the country means many have little knowledge about how to prevent pregnancy

Ask a North Korean: How do you buy contraception in North Korea?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim August 24, 2022
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