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North Korean workers at a textile factory in Jilin, China in 2017

North Korean workers living abroad drawn to foreign media

The North Korean authorities actively prevent overseas workers from accessing "external information” but some are using smartphones to connect to the internet to read...
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the second U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi

Kim Jong Un explained US-DPRK summit strategy to party officials prior to Hanoi

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un explained to Party officials the plan he intended to propose to the US for “step-by-step, gradual” dismantlement of...
Taedonggang Factory

Woman who earned fortune selling Taedonggang Beer arrested and assets confiscated

Pyongyang’s nouveau riche are in a state of tension after the North Korean authorities interrogated and then confiscated the assets of a woman in...
North Korea's Arirang 151 smartphone

Smartphone app helps North Koreans avoid state surveillance

Amid efforts by the North Korean authorities to monitor and track North Korean residents to prevent them from accessing outside information, some residents are...
Surveillance camera and guard post on the Sino-North Korea border (January 2019)

Photos from North Korean border belie state propaganda

The installation of surveillance cameras along the Sino-North Korean border appears to have reached completion, according to recent reports from Daily NK. The Chinese have...
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui at a press conference following the Hanoi Summit

U.S.-DPRK dialogue: Where do we go from here?

On March 15, Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a press conference and stated, “We have no intention to...
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump at the second U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi last month

How to read the coverage of “complete denuclearization” in North Korea’s international media

North Korea released articles outlining its official stance on March 12 and 13 following its silence after the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. On...
Ri, circle in red, photographing Kim Jong Un on March 10 during the Supreme People's Assembly elections

Kim Jong Un’s personal photographer fired for breaking photography rules

Kim Jong Un’s personal photographer who is tasked with taking videos and photos of the leader up close has been fired and kicked out...
Interior of Bath House No. 1 in Central District, Pyongyang

Cycle of prostitution persists unabated in North Korea

Considerable efforts by the North Korean authorities to eradicate prostitution have failed to achieve progress largely due to widespread levels of corruption throughout the...
Construction process at the Tanchon Power Station in North Korea

Workers subjected to dismal conditions at North Korea’s Tanchon Power Station construction site

Amidst North Korean state efforts to construct the a hydroelectric power plant in Tanchon, South Hamgyong Province to resolve the country’s electricity issues, sources...

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