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15
Apr
2013

Song Byeok Exhibition: A Message of Peace and Hope

Song Byeok was a propaganda artist in North Korea before fleeing the country several years ago. After US exhibitions of his work last year, Song is holding a small exhibition in Seoul until April 23 (update: the show has been … Continue reading


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15
Apr
2013

Looking Back on Kim Jong Un’s First Year: North Korea Has Grown Even More Grim

Read in Korean NKnet released the following statement today. During an April 15th parade commemorating Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday last year, Kim Jong Un promised that he would “make sure the people will never have to tighten their belts … 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


A North Korean Refugee speaks at a "Save My Friend" rally against the forced repatriation of North Korean refugees in China. February 24, 2012 in Seoul across the street from the Chinese embassy.
13
Mar
2013

Repatriated Female North Korean Refugees Suffer From Torture and Sexual Violence

Below is a translation of an article that appeared in NK Vision magazine’s April 2012 issue, which featured a series of articles on the grassroots movement that quickly came to be known as “Save My Friend.” Translation courtesy of NKnet … Continue reading


VOICE ad: Record your VOICE and air it to North Koreans!
06
Mar
2013

Record Your VOICE and Air It to North Koreans

Open Radio for North Korea’s VOICE program is looking for English-speakers who are interested in North Korean human rights to write and record messages to North Korea via short-wave radio. They write: Hi friends, You can send your voice to … Continue reading


Tim Peters, head of Helping Hands Korea
27
Feb
2013

An Interview with Christian Activist Tim Peters, Founder of Helping Hands Korea

The following interview with Christian activist Tim Peters, founder of Helping Hands Korea and long-term advocate for North Korean Human Rights, was conducted last month for an article that appeared in the February 2013 issue of NK Vision. Thank you … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
18
Feb
2013

Renouncing Capitalism for a Class-Based Worldview [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #2]

Perhaps the best way to understand why a significant minority of South Koreans historically and even today support or are sympathetic to the North Korean regime is to hear first-hand the stories of former pro-Juche (주사파) college student activists. Below … Continue reading


December 20, 2012 - President-elect Park Geun Hye speaks at Saenuri Party headquarters in Yeoido, Seoul, at the ceremony to disband her Central Election Task Force. (Yonhap photo)
13
Feb
2013

Conditions for Improving Inter-Korean Relations in 2013: North Korea Must Change Stance toward Denuclearization and Cheonan Sinking

Read in Korean With less than a month to go before President-elect Park Geun Hye is sworn in as South Korea’s first female president, there is still considerable speculation surrounding the prospects for the incoming Park administration’s North Korea policy. … Continue reading


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13
Feb
2013

We Strongly Condemn the Kim Jong Un Regime’s Ambition to Develop Nuclear Weapons

Read in Korean Yesterday afternoon NKnet released the following statement after North Korea conducted its third nuclear test. -Fundamental change in the North Korean system is the answer to the nuclear issue -The Park Geun Hye administration’s nuclear deterrence policy … Continue reading


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