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Week 5 - Chris Green - Youtube icon
02
Sep
2013

Video: Chris Green on Information Freedom Activities in North Korea

Christopher Green is the manager of international affairs at the Daily NK, an online newspaper published in four languages that is dedicated to reporting real news from within North Korea. He spoke on the topic of “Information Freedom Activities in … Continue reading


A Quiet Opening Report - Intermedia
28
Aug
2013

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


Week 3 - Andrei Lankov still, 5m31s
26
Aug
2013

Video: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

Always entertaining while providing his insightful analysis, Professor Andrei Lankov spoke on “Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea” at week three of NKnet’s speaker series in Seoul. The lecture runs about 80 minutes and then he answers several … Continue reading


Dr. Kim Jong Hui in his office at Kyunghee University.
26
Aug
2013

South Korea’s Challenge: Protecting North Korean Refugees Abroad

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 18-21 of the July 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. Public demand is growing for the Seoul government to re-examine its policies toward North Korean refugees … Continue reading


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19
Aug
2013

Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


Moon Guk Han, North Korean Human Rights Activist, NK Vision, May 2013
19
Jul
2013

Bringing North Korean Refugees to Safety: Human Rights Activist Moon Guk Han

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 54-57 of the May 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. What I Saw in North Korea Mr. Moon Guk Han (문국한) is a businessman turned human … Continue reading


Seminar on North Korea’s Religious Policies and Religious Persecution held by NKDB, February 14, 2013. From left to right: Jang Eun Sil of NKDB, Yoon Yeo Sang of NKHRA, Moderator Seo Yoon Hwan, Father Kim Jong Nam, Pastor Kim Gyu Ho of CSR.
11
Jul
2013

Evidence of Rising Clandestine Religious Activity by North Koreans

Read in Korean The following article about religious activity and persecution in North Korea appeared on pages 36-37 of the March 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Graham Hand. “The proportion of refugees who have … Continue reading


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29
May
2013

South Korean Government Must Employ All Diplomatic Means Necessary to Ensure Safety of 9 North Korean Refugees in Danger of Forced Repatriation

NKnet released the following statement on May 29. Translation courtesy of NKnet intern David Kim. Read in Korean The South Korean government must take all the diplomatic steps it can to guarantee the safety of the nine refugees who were … 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


Kim Young Il, executive director of PSCORE (NK Vision, January 2013)
22
May
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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