The mission of NKnet is to help bring about democracy and respect for human rights in North Korea.
Sphere of Activities Laid Out in NKnet’s Articles of Incorporation
1. Build a network of those working toward democracy in North Korea
2. Educate the citizenry on democracy, human rights, peace, and unification
3. Research into North Korea’s society and unification
4. Support our North Korean brethren and North Korean refugees
5. Run an information service about North Korea
6. Shape public opinion on the nation’s unification policy
7. Work with international groups
8. Other activities aimed at realizing North Korean democracy and human rights
What We Do
Founded in late 1999 by former supporters of North Korea and its Juche ideology, the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet) holds seminars and photo exhibitions and sponsors or participates in various campaigns such as Save the Daughter of Tongyeong.
We publish a monthly magazine, NK Vision, on unification, diplomacy, and security on the Korean Peninsula and started and successfully spun off The Daily NK and Radio Free Chosun. We also do research, publish reports, and engage in movement building.
In the Spring of 2012 we held a well-received speaker series aimed at English-speakers, and in September 2012 we held our second North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival in Seoul. Other past activities include sending leaflets and DVDs to North Korea via balloon and on several occasions held an International Conference on North Korean Human Rights.
NKnet is a founding member of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK).
History of NKnet