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December 1, 2021
Tongil Market in Pyongyang

Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April

Ordinary residents of Pyongyang have not received government rations since mid-April, Daily NK has learned. The authorities are reportedly scrambling to come up with...

North Korea begins selecting new residents for Pyongyang’s 10,000 new homes

North Korean authorities have already begun selecting families to move into 10,000 newly constructed homes in Pyongyang this autumn. The move follows a recent order...

North Korea creates new “social order disciplinary units” to squash “non-socialist behavior”

North Korea is creating new “social order disciplinary units” to bolster efforts to control and squash “non-socialist behavior” occurring throughout North Korean society. A source...

Few signs in North Korea that the government is releasing military rice stores to...

In several places in North Korea, there are few signs the authorities are moving to release military stores of rice to local people despite...

Three Haeju university students brought to court for watching and distributing S. Korean videos

Three university students in Haeju, South Hwanghae Province, were tried in a public court late last month for watching and distributing South Korean videos. According...
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North Korea’s forced rural relocation schemes sometimes lead to heartbreak

Young people in North Korea continue to suffer heartbreak and other losses as the authorities encourage them to “volunteer” to live in rural agricultural...

North Korea rails against women using nannies to take care of their children

North Korean authorities have ordered an end to the largely urban practice of hiring nannies to look after children. The order comes amid North...
South Korean K-pop group BTS performs in November 2018

North Korean soldier arrested for performing dance by S. Korean pop group

A North Korean has once again been arrested for performing a dance by South Korean pop group BTS. The authorities appear to be cracking...
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Families of around 30 former military officers expelled from Pyongyang for “inappropriate speech and...

North Korean authorities have reportedly expelled around 30 discharged North Korean military officers and their families to areas outside of the capital city. A...
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North Korea threatens families of publicly active defectors living in South Korea

The Ministry of State Security appears to be trying to control the public activities of North Korean defectors settled in South Korea by threatening...

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