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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 Young Hwan (right) accepts the Order of Civil Merit from Hyun Byeong Chul, the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.
10
Dec
2012

Kim Young Hwan Receives “Republic of Korea Human Rights Award”

Today NKnet co-founder and head researcher Kim Young Hwan received the Order of Civil Merit (국민훈장, 석류장) from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (국가인권위원회). December 10, 2012 is the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, … Continue reading


Chris Green at NKnet speaker series, May 9, 2012
11
Jun
2012

Week 5 Report: Chris Green – Information from North Korea “Can Lead to a Better Life”

Allen Sanchez contributed the following article on week five of our Spring 2012 speakers series on North Korean human rights. Watch video of this talk. “If you were to Google ‘North Korean people,’ you might learn that they are automatons; … Continue reading


Kang Chol Hwan speaking at NKnet's NKHR Supporters Speaker Series
07
May
2012

Week 2 Report: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

NKnet volunteer Matt McGrath contributed the following article on week two of our speakers series, which runs through May 16. Watch the video of Mr. Kang’s talk. On April 18, NKnet invited former gulag prisoner Mr. Kang Chol Hwan to … Continue reading


NKHR Supporters Speaker Series, Week 1 - former North Korean refugee Kang Won Cheol
25
Apr
2012

Week 1 Report: North Korea VJ and Former Refugee Kang Won Cheol

NKnet volunteer Sharon Natt contributed the following article on week one of our speakers series, which runs through May 16. All of the photos on this page except the first one are courtesy of photojournalist Luc Forsyth. We plan to … Continue reading


Gershman receives plaque from NED's grant recipients in Korea.
17
Feb
2012

Luncheon Honoring Carl Gershman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Yesterday Carl Gershman, the head of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), was the guest of honor at a lunch reception in Seoul hosted by the NED’s 12 South Korean grant recipients including NKnet. The occasion was to celebrate Gershman … Continue reading


Trekkers just after leaving Daejeon Station
05
Dec
2011

An Afternoon in Daejeon with the “Save the Daughter of Tongyeong” Trekkers

“I was involved in the student movement as a leftist Juche ideology supporter in 1987, the time when Shin Suk Ja and her daughters first went to a political prison camp. I sided with the people who were giving them … Continue reading


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