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refugees / defectors

Defector Survey on the Distribution of Overseas Food Aid - cover

Defector Survey on International Food Aid Distribution

In March 2011 NKnet interviewed 500 defectors, over half of whom left North Korea in 2010 or early 2011, about the international food aid to the country over the last several years. Key findings include: The North Korean authorities retrieved … Continue reading


NK Defector Song Byeok’s Art Show in Insadong

A year or two ago stories about Song Byeok, a former North Korean propaganda artist, ran in major western newspapers. Now if you live in Seoul you have a chance to see his first show, but only for a few … Continue reading


The Role of North Korean Defectors in the Transmission of Information to and from North Korea

The following is the prepared text of a presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Human Rights sponsored by NKnet, the Sejong Institute and NED. The conference was held in Washington, D.C., on October 21. The Current State of Affairs … Continue reading

North Korean citizens before a hammer, sickle, and brush monument.

10 Tasks of North Korean Democratization

On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet) offered the following list of topics for the direction of the North Korean human rights and democracy movement. These ten issues must be … Continue reading

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