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Events and Programs

A combined list of all NKnet events and programs posted on our website. See our Facebook page for more.

Kim Young Hwan during his special lecture at Yonsei University's GSIS in Seoul, September 12, 2012
12
Jun
2013

Recap: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. The following is a summary of … Continue reading


Namgung Min of NKnet
29
May
2013

9 North Korean Refugees Deported from Laos, Face Forced Repatriation to North Korea

After 17 days in Laotian detention, nine North Korean refugees including teenagers were deported to China on May 27 and almost certainly face repatriation to the North. The South Korean embassy failed to protect or even meet with the nine … Continue reading


Representatives of ICNK members enthusiastically welcome the passage of the UN COI.
29
Mar
2013

NKnet and ICNK Welcome Passage of UN Commission of Inquiry (COI)

On Monday morning, March 25, 2013, NKnet and other ICNK members held a press conference about the recent passage of a one-year UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) into crimes against humanity in North Korea. NKnet is a founding member of … Continue reading


A sign on the front of a bus in Seoul today says the 46 sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country will never be forgotten.
29
Mar
2013

Round-Table on Government & Civic Cooperation in a Time of National Security Crisis

To mark the third anniversary of the sinking of the Cheonan on March 26, NKnet and publisher Zeitgeist held a round-table discussion on the topic of “Government & Civic Cooperation in a Time of National Security Crisis” on Monday, March … Continue reading


Kim Kwang Jin headshot
31
Oct
2012

Kim Kwang Jin Talk: Former Financier of Kim Jong Il’s Royal Court Economy Tells His Story

NKHR Speaker Series Event Invitation Wednesday, November 14 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sinchon Kim Kwang Jin helped earn millions of dollars for what he calls North Korea’s “Royal Court Economy,” i.e., the enterprises and often illegal schemes that financially supported … Continue reading


2nd North Korean Human Rights Intl Film Festival - poster (Korean)
11
Sep
2012

2nd North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival

NKnet is pleased to invite you to our second North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival in Seoul on September 20-21, 2012. There will be new films, documentaries, animation, and commercially made films. This year’s films are from South Korea, … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan - Yonsei GSIS event poster
31
Aug
2012

Kim Young Hwan Talk: From Juche Evangelist to North Korean Human Rights Activist

Speaker Series Event Invitation Kim Young Hwan was a leading student activist in the 1980s who successfully spread North Korea’s Juche ideology among university students in the South. But a secret meeting with Kim Il Sung and seeing firsthand the … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan SFCC press conference - Youtube video still
13
Aug
2012

Video: Kim Young Hwan’s Press Conference at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Kim Young Hwan held a press conference at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club (SFCC) on August 6, 2012. The former Juche promoter-turned North Korean human rights activist answered questions about the torture he received in China, being denied consular access … Continue reading


Exhibition flier
06
Jul
2012

Insadong Exhibition: The Reality of North Korea as Seen Through Photos, Video, and Refugee Testimony

Thursday, July 12 – Monday, July 16, 2012 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Seoho Gallery, Insadong, Seoul Sound bite depictions of North Korea often make it sound as if it’s virtually … Continue reading


Asan Institute for Policy Studies - English logo
19
Jun
2012

“Life on the Other Side: Insights into North Korea” – 2012 Asan North Korea Week

Yesterday the Asan Institute for Policy Studies sent us an invitation to their conference in Seoul, “Life on the Other Side: Insights into North Korea,” which is June 20-22 and open to the public. Speakers will include “experts, activists, and … Continue reading


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