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September 23, 2019

“Stand in Line for Half Day Long to Make a Phone Call”

Recently in North Korea, demand for house phone skyrocketed and as the government confiscated personal cellular phones, people have also be increasingly using public...

Slight Drop in Price of Rice in Musan, North Hamkyong Province

Price of Rice in Musan Area located in North Hamkyong Province slightly decreased compared to last month. According to Choi Young Gul whom The...

Defectors’ Families Expelled to Remote Places

Recently it has been known that the government of North Korea has been investigating on the family members of those who defected to South...

“Dollar Dealer” Most Popular Job in North Korea

High inflation is continuing in North Korea. Price of dollar in the blackmarkets in Pyongyang was ▲ 950 Won/1$ in Nov. 2003 ▲ 1,245...

Why Sudden Defection by Sea?

After two North Korean citizens crossed over to South Korea on June 17, a family of three people (Mr. Hong, his wife and his...

North Korean People and Train to be Seen Again in Ten Years

Recently scenes of people catching train in North Korea have been caught in video. Democracy Network Against North Korean Gulag (www.nkgulag.org) showed to the...

North Korean Military Stressing out under the Totalitarian Rule

Presently the North Korean soldiers are under tremendous stress. It is due to the extension of the long term military service and murderous malnutrition....

“Tens of People Starved to Death This Spring, Dukchun City of North Korea “

As North Korea faces the worst food shortage since the severe mass starvation in 1997, there are testimonies that once again call for our...

Crazy Prices in North Korea “Something Might Have Happened”

Dramatic price increase still takes place in North Korea. Yun Il Sun (psuedo name, from Chongjin, North Korea) whom The DailyNK met in Tumen,...

“Divided Hearts of the People in the North”

We heard from Ahn Young Bae, a North Korea defector residing in Busan that while she talked on the cellular phone with her family...

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