Society

Articles devoted to examining all aspects of North Korean society, particularly the daily lives of the country’s ordinary citizens.

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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Monday 22nd June, 2015
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A girl’s first menstrual period is the start of suffering and humiliation in North Korea....

Tuesday 16th June, 2015
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Ri Sol-Ju may be considered a fashion icon, but who are the real trendsetters?...

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....

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....