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NKnet 2013 International Conference: Improving NKHR through the UN COI (poster)
03
Dec
2013

2013 International Conference: Improving North Korean Human Rights through the UN COI

On Monday, December 9, 2013, NKnet and other groups are holding an international conference on Improving North Korean Human Rights through the UN COI at the Press Center in Seoul. On Tuesday, December 10, there are two other related events. … Continue reading


Week 6 - Dan - play icon
16
Sep
2013

Video: Dan Bielefeld on Ways to Get Involved in the North Korea Human Rights Movement

Dan Bielefeld until very recently was the English-language webmaster at NKnet and helped organize our speaker series. He has also volunteered with several other North Korean human rights groups in the Washington, D.C. area and Seoul, South Korea. This talk … Continue reading


Week 6 - Joanna - play icon
09
Sep
2013

Video: Joanna Hosaniak on International Society’s Role in North Korea’s Human Rights Situation

In her talk at week six of NKnet’s speaker series, Joanna Hosaniak speaks of growing up in communist Poland and then about her experiences working at Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights in Seoul, where she currently is the … Continue reading


Dr. Kim in his office at Kyunghee University.
02
Sep
2013

No Kiss Scenes Yet – The Significance of North Korean Literature

Read in Korean This article originally appeared on pages 30-33 of the February 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Arranged by Robert Lauler. Literature is often said to reflect the society in which it is created, and this is arguably … Continue reading


Week 5 - Chris Green - Youtube icon
02
Sep
2013

Video: Chris Green on Information Freedom Activities in North Korea

Christopher Green is the manager of international affairs at the Daily NK, an online newspaper published in four languages that is dedicated to reporting real news from within North Korea. He spoke on the topic of “Information Freedom Activities in … Continue reading


A Quiet Opening Report - Intermedia
28
Aug
2013

InterMedia Report – “A Quiet Opening”

In 2012, InterMedia released a report examining the extent of outside information entering North Korea and its impact on regular North Koreans. North Korea is ranked as one of the most closed societies in the world, but the report found … Continue reading


Week 3 - Andrei Lankov still, 5m31s
26
Aug
2013

Video: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

Always entertaining while providing his insightful analysis, Professor Andrei Lankov spoke on “Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea” at week three of NKnet’s speaker series in Seoul. The lecture runs about 80 minutes and then he answers several … Continue reading


Dr. Kim Jong Hui in his office at Kyunghee University.
26
Aug
2013

South Korea’s Challenge: Protecting North Korean Refugees Abroad

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 18-21 of the July 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. Public demand is growing for the Seoul government to re-examine its policies toward North Korean refugees … Continue reading


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19
Aug
2013

Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


North Korean citizens constructing living quarters in the Mansudae (만수대) district of Pyongyang (Yonhap)
10
Aug
2013

North Korea Market Report: Rollerskates, Masikryeong Speed, and Labor Mobilization Certificates

Read in Korean The latest on what’s happening on the ground in North Korea. First off, ownership of roller-skates in North Korea has become the new yardstick for delineating between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un’s new “Masikryeong … Continue reading


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