Controls tighten on North Korean overseas labourers

New Focus correspondents were informed via telephone that specific numbers of North Korean overseas labourers in their 20s and 30s have been sent to different provinces in China.

North Korea’s version of the Korean War

The 25th of June marks the 65th anniversary of the commencement of the Korean War. But escapees say that they had learnt of a completely different version of history.

Menstruation in North Korea

A girl’s first menstrual period is the start of suffering and humiliation in North Korea.

Conversations from North Korea – Politics

New Focus reveals details from a phone interview with a North Korean citizen, currently living in Musan, about politics, society and the families of escapees.