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North Korean Security Officers

CCTV in North Korea: Uses and Abuses

North Korea employs closed-circuit television (CCTV) to watch over security officers and ensure they use all means at their disposal…


Chuseok in N. Korea puts bribery levels on steroids

In North Korea, obtaining train tickets and travel permits during Chuseok require a heftier-than-usual amount of bribery, say recent refugees from the country.

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Interview: In conversation with a North Korean refugee in America

A North Korean refugee in America works to raise awareness about her home country North Korean defectors often say that the most arduous part of leaving is the fear of repatriation. We meet a women who was repatriated four times, before succeeding on her fifth try. Jo Jin-hye, who finally made it to the United […]

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