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Monday 22nd August, 2016
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New Focus correspondents report that two North Korean border security officers attempted an escape on the 17th of August, 2016....

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Tuesday 20th December, 2016
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An insight into female soldiers in the Korean People’s Army, where lack of personal hygiene and objectification are major women’s issues....

Monday 19th December, 2016
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Plastic bottles filled with rice were thrown into the sea in the direction of North Korea in the hopes of alleviating the stress of recent food shortages....

Monday 19th December, 2016
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North Korean police officers don't waste their time being polite to citizens. An insight into language and society in North Korea....

Thursday 3rd November, 2016
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As their financial situations worsen, 40-year-old mothers must sell their bodies to return home....

Wednesday 19th October, 2016
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With its multiple uses – food, currency, and alcohol – corn is an indispensable part of the ordinary North Korean citizen’s life. An insight into corn and the unofficial economy in ...

Friday 14th October, 2016
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In this letter, North Korean refugee and founder of New Focus Jang Jinsung points out systematic discrimination preventing refugees from political engagement....

Monday 10th October, 2016
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The Day of the Korean Alphabet is known in North Korea also. Refugees share their experiences....

Thursday 6th October, 2016
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A brief insight into North Korea’s labourers, both inside the country and in foreign states....

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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"These floods should have been an opportunity for the North Korean state to reconstruct infrastructure from scratch."...

Wednesday 28th September, 2016
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Inside source reports that stricter inspections and wider detection of illegal phone calls are being enforced in North Korea, to prevent communication and movement among North Koreans in the aftermath...