In North Korea, open communication is restricted, no independent media exists, and there is no platform for citizen journalism in the country. We are here to fill that gap.
Although we are by necessity based outside North Korea, we are able to maintain close relationships with those who remain in North Korea.
Unlike any other news organization, the nature of our backgrounds allows us to maintain correspondence with high-level members of North Korean society. We also draw from the experience of 25,000 North Korean exiles living in South Korea.
New Focus International aims to provide a uniquely authoritative lens into North Korea, and an open platform for North Korean voices.
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Director: Jang Jin-sung (Kim Il-sung University, Pyongyang)
Prior to exile:
DPRK Central Broadcasting Committee
DPRK Central Party Member (inter-Korean affairs)
DPRK State Poet Laureate
Researcher at Seoul Institute for National Security Strategy
Lecturer at Sogang University, Seoul
Consultant for South Korean (ROK) Unification Ministry / National Intelligence Service / Security Command
Managing Editor: Seo Young-seok
International Editor: Shirley Lee
English Language Media Roundup: Christopher Green (C.G.), Shirley Lee (S.L.), Steven Denney (S.D.)
The Daily Telegraph - North Korea’s real reason for starting World War III: to save its 35,000 sacred statues
Huffington Post – “Truth is stronger than nuclear weapons”
BBC Newshour - “North Korean poet thanks Lord Byron”
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