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

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

Open Radio for North Korea: International Street Talk Concert at 2013 North Korea Freedom Week

North Korea Freedom Week 2013, Open Radio Event, Etc.

The 10th annual North Korea Freedom Week will be held in Seoul, Busan, Washington DC, and cities around the world from April 28 to May 4, 2013. Worldwide Awareness Day for North Korean Refugees will be May 2. The schedule … Continue reading

Tim Peters, head of Helping Hands Korea

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

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

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

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

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


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

February 2011 NK Vision: Campus Talk - Jung Soo Hyun

Campus Talk: Perspectives of University Students on North Korean Human Rights

The following discussion appeared in the February 2011 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet intern Jennifer Machie and editing by volunteer Robert Lauler. Date: January 10, 2011, 4 p.m. Location: NK Vision Conference Room Interviewer: Kang Won … 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

Logo:  The International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK)

The International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea

Last week NKnet joined dozens of organizations from around the world to to seek the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea. Following is the text of the press release announcing the launching of the coalition (download … Continue reading

North Korea Freedom Coalition logo

2011 North Korea Freedom Week Schedule

This week in Seoul and Busan there are lots of events, exhibitions, and other gatherings promoting freedom and human rights in North Korea. The effort is spearheaded by the NK Freedom Coalition and involves many different organizations and activists. Sponsors … Continue reading

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