Insights

Wednesday 8th March, 2017
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North Korea is one of the few countries in the world where International Women’s Day is a national holiday – well, sort of....

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Sunday 14th June, 2015
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When it comes to cigarette brands, North Korean officials have expensive taste. And it appears that their standards are only getting higher....

Friday 12th June, 2015
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Soldiers in the North Korean military are most likely pointing guns at one another or themselves, and not at the enemy, according to a former captain of the KPA....

Thursday 11th June, 2015
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"We take turns standing guard. We also have extra CDs prepared, just in case authorities and nighttime surveillance patrols demand to carry out a sudden search of the place. The CDs will be a mixtape ...

Wednesday 10th June, 2015
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Pyongyang, once considered by North Koreans as 'the most perfect place in the world' is no longer what it used to be....

Monday 8th June, 2015
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Kotjebi and hunger....

Friday 5th June, 2015
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As consequences for stealing in North Korea become harsher, homeless children become increasingly clever....

Friday 5th June, 2015
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In North Korea, the effects of tuberculosis  on women are likened to that of a withering flower....

Thursday 4th June, 2015
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An insight into the bleak lifestyle of prisoners in North Korean camps....

Tuesday 26th May, 2015
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Boys dream of becoming KPA soldiers or policemen, while girls hope to become teachers, or artists....

Tuesday 26th May, 2015
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"You are too poor to even prepare the altar for your deceased parents, but are required to bring expensive flowers to the Kim Family's memorial."...