Recorders against the regime


The petty tales of romance and drama carried by the “recorders” are opening up a new world for the people inside North Korea, little by little.

Interview: Shin Dong-hyuk, human rights advocate


“In South Korea, when I call myself a North Korean human rights advocate, many people label me as “a conservative” or “a reactionary idiot.” I say, pointing out human rights issues and fighting to improve them is not a “conservative” thing to do. It is not “conservative” to oppose the totalitarian regime and the imprisonment camps.”

The quintessential character in North Korean productions


Who is the indispensable character in North Korean productions, and why?