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NK ranked the worst in Freedom of Press 
Date : May 18, 2015
NK ranked the worst in Freedom of PressNorth Korea has been ranked the worst in freedom of press among 199 countries. Freedom House, which is a NGO advocating democr…
100 days: Family has no word on Canadian pastor held in North Korea 
Date : May 18, 2015
100 days: Family has no word on Canadian pastor held in North KoreaMay 15th was 100th day since the Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a Canadian citizen, was detained in North Korea wh…
North Koreans Prohibited From Watching Foreign Movies 
Date : May 18, 2015
North Koreans Prohibited From Watching Foreign MoviesNorth Korean authorities are forbidding citizens from watching foreign movies, especially Chinese ones, reflecting th…
North Korean Authorities Use Arbitrary Crackdowns as Labor Recruitment Tactic 
Date : May 18, 2015
North Korean Authorities Use Arbitrary Crackdowns as Labor Recruitment TacticNorth Korean authorities are indiscriminately rounding up citizens to provide them as workfor…
Hyon Young Chol Publicly Executed for Rejection of Kim’s Supreme Authority 
Date : May 15, 2015
North Korean Military Lectures Saying, ‘Hyon Young Chol Publicly Executed for Rejection of Kim’s Supreme Authority’North Korean military lectures have mentioned that H…
Residents Comment on Recent Executions 
Date : May 15, 2015
Recent Commnent on Recent Executions "Kim Jung Un is a two-faced leader executing anyone he dislikes" On April 29th, South Korea's National Intelligence Service revealed …
Hyon Yong Chol Executed 
Date : May 14, 2015
North Korea’s minister of the People’s Armed Forces (MPAF), Hyon Yong Chol, was executed for being “irreverent,” South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) re…
Back to the Streets for the Once Quarantined Kkotjebi 
Date : May 12, 2015
Recently, the numbers of kkotjebi in public places continue to rise as they leave their provided facilities because of low rations and insufficient food.  Since the …
Soldiers Duped into Local Farm Work 
Date : May 11, 2015
Anger is mounting among some North Korean soldiers who were encouraged to retire from the military under conditions they would be deployed as workers overseas, but have i…
90 NK Laborers Fired due to Inhumane Working Conditions 
Date : May 7, 2015
Voice of America reported that Qatar construction company namely “Construction Development Company” (CDC) fired 90 North Korean laborers for breaching labor regulations…
15 NK High Officials Executed in 2015 
Date : April 30, 2015
15 North Korean high officials were reportedly executed this year.South Korea's spy agency, National Intelligence Service, revealed the information through a closed-door …
No Arirang Training for Rich Children 
Date : April 26, 2015
Party cadres and the donju [new affluent middle-class] offered up hefty bribes in order to get their children exempted from the Arirang Mass Games gymnastics training ses…
Hard Labor for Family Members of Defectors 
Date : April 26, 2015
Perceived by the North Korean authorities to be higher flight risks, family members of defectors still residing in North Korea have become subject to strict surveillance …
NK Ranked 2nd Worst in Freedom to Expression 
Date : April 22, 2015
North Korea has been ranked second on the 10 most censored countries. Committee to Protect Journalists, an NGO to promote press freedom and defend the rights of journalis…
Sowing Season Surveillance Picks Up 
Date : April 19, 2015
The North Korean authorities have ordered the deployment of inspection teams along its borders to tighten surveillance and stamp out people’s attempts to escape the coun…
 
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