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Poster: 4th Annual North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival

4th Annual North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival

NKnet announces the 4th annual North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival! Friday, September 26 – Saturday, September 27, 2014 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Indie Space in Gwanghwamun & the Seoul Museum of History Facebook event page for the … Continue reading

Dr. Kim in his office at Kyunghee University.

No Kiss Scenes Yet – The Significance of North Korean Literature

Read in Korean This article originally appeared on pages 30-33 of the February 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Arranged by Robert Lauler. Literature is often said to reflect the society in which it is created, and this is arguably … Continue reading

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InterMedia Report – “A Quiet Opening”

In 2012, InterMedia released a report examining the extent of outside information entering North Korea and its impact on regular North Koreans. North Korea is ranked as one of the most closed societies in the world, but the report found … Continue reading

Kim Young Il, executive director of PSCORE (NK Vision, January 2013)

PSCORE’s Kim Young Il: One-on-One Classes Improve Refugees’ English Skills and Confidence

Read in Korean Beginning in October 2006, PSCORE (People for Successful Corean Unification, 성공적인 통일을 만들어가는 사람들, 성통만사) has run a customized one-on-one educational support program for North Korean refugees now residing in South Korea. Many of them had their … Continue reading

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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


Lim Il: North Korean Defector Writes of His Home Country and Settling in South Korea

Read in Korean “Of course South Korean people don’t read the reports that catalogue the horrendous human rights abuses in the North. Only through personal anecdotes, making the reader smile and feel touched, can we inform. Anyone can just read … Continue reading

Korean Human Rights & Development Law Society (LANK), Youth and Students Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (Young NK), University Students for a Better Society, Youth Forum for a Free North Korea, and other university student groups are actively collecting signatures for the petition to free the "Daughter of Tongyeong" Shin Suk Ja and her two daughters.

The Surprisingly Long History of the Campaign to Rescue the “Daughter of Tongyeong” Shin Suk Ja and Her Daughters

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 8-11 in the November 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Ryan Hamilton. The “Daughter of Tongyeong” campaign that started in Tongyeong is spreading to every place throughout … Continue reading

Pyongyang-trained pianist Kim Cheol Woong opens the evening.

Film Festival Report: Photos and Media Coverage

NKnet hosted its first North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival on November 10-11 at Dongguk University in Seoul. Over 300 people attended the opening ceremony on the first night! We let the photos and accompanying captions tell the story … Continue reading

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First-Ever North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival

NKnet is pleased to invite you to the first-ever North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival in Seoul on November 10-11, 2011. There will be documentaries, new film shorts, and commercially made films. All events are free and open to … Continue reading

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Kimjongilia Open in South Korean Theaters; Q&A with the Director

Kimjongilia, a must-see documentary in which many North Koreans defectors tell their stories, opened last night in several theaters across South Korea. The American director, N.C. Heikin, and a Korean movie critic will have a discussion following the 7pm showing … Continue reading

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