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Choi Young Hee, professional matchmaker, in her office
04
Feb
2013

Choi Young Hee, Professional Matchmaker: Marriage the Shortcut to Successful Settlement in the South

The following article appeared on pages 58-61 in the April 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Nova Mercier. Read in Korean “The shortcut to successful settlement in the South is marriage.” This is the belief of … Continue reading


Gwangju Massacre scene (a still from a video at the recently opened National Museum of Korean Contemporary History)
28
Jan
2013

Learning about Gwangju at Freshmen Orientation [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #1]

Most are surprised when they first learn that South Korea generally has not taken the lead in talking about the human rights abuses in the North. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the best way to understand it … Continue reading


Mun Dong Hee, Kim Young Hwan, and Shin Bo Ra (NK Vision, September 2012)
18
Jan
2013

Interview: Kim Young Hwan Reflects on His Detention in China, His Past & Present Activism, and the Future of North Korea

Read in Korean The following is an interview with Kim Young Hwan that appeared on pages 14-19 in the September 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Robert Lauler. “A human rights movement first and foremost … Continue reading


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14
Dec
2012

Strong International Response Needed against Threat to Peace Posed by North Korea’s Missile Launch

NKnet Statement (read in Korean) After weeks of speculation, North Korean authorities have finally followed through with a missile launch. The country claims that the long-range missile holds a satellite called the “Kwangmyongsang-2,” but even China has criticized North Korea … 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


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28
Nov
2012

Japanese Intern at NK Strategy Center: “Human Rights is a Universal Issue”

The following interview with Suguro Keisuke, a Japanese intern at the North Korea Strategy Center, appeared on pages 54-55 in the July 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. The original interview was conducted in Korean and translated into English. Read … 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


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24
Sep
2012

VOICE: A New Program of Open Radio for North Korea

Record your VOICE and air it to North Koreans! Open Radio for North Korea is launching a new program, VOICE (Voice of International Companions on Earth), that foreigners and Koreans alike are encouraged to attend. There is a lecture series … 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


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