Daily NK in the News (October 2019)

October 2019: International News Citation Highlights

38TH NORTH

Oct. 25: The North Korean Economy, October 2019: Are Sanctions Causing a More Volatile Exchange Rate?

“…the number may well be much higher since exchange rates probably change in between the data observations by Daily NK. The standard deviation is 52…”

Oct. 11: North Korea’s Hydroelectric Power – The Tanchon Power Station Project

“…According to a January 2019 Daily NK article, the Samsu Power Plant had ceased operations in 2014 due to continued leaking. Although…

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Oct. 4: North Korea Blocks Windows of Tall Buildings in Pyongyang to Prevent Spying, Reports Say (paywall)

“…In July, Daily NK, a Seoul-based website that specializes in North Korea news, … from top-floor apartments and sending them outside North Korea,” Daily NK said…”

THE DIPLOMAT

Oct. 17: North Korea’s Struggling Taxi Industry

“…Pyongyang who financially struggle and even fail to make enough profit to pay for their “tax” to authorities, according to Seoul-based online newspaper Daily NK…”

THE EPOCH TIMES

Oct. 15: North Koreans No Longer Trust Food Imported from China

“…The source revealed to Daily NK on Oct. 8 that the majority of soybean oil in the North Korea market is from China. Consumers learned…”

KBS WORLD RADIO

Oct. 17: Gaming Culture in N. Korea

“…we’ll learn about the North’s gaming culture from Kang Mi-jin, a North Korean defector and reporter at the Seoul-based online newspaper, Daily NK…”

YAHOO FINANCE

Oct. 25: ‘They call it ice’: North Korean defector details the country’s massive drug problem

“…And youth addiction has become a serious social issue, the Daily NK noted earlier this year, with many people in their 20s and 30s — and even high school students…”

FOX NEWS

Oct. 5: North Korea blocks high-rise windows to prevent information leaks: report

“…Sources told the Daily NK that several other buildings overlooking the newly renovated Workers Party of Korea headquarters and other luxury apartments…”

MAIL ONLINE

Oct. 7: Nothing to see here! Windows of high-rise buildings in Pyongyang are blocked out to prevent people seeing into the ‘Forbidden City’ where senior officials have their luxury apartments

“…But Daily NK claimed the laws and apartment measures were to prevent pictures being taken of the Workers Party of Korea headquarters…”

END – October 2019 International News Citation Highlights