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Informants target Chinese mobile phone users 
Date : July 25, 2016
In an ongoing bid to tighten control on communication with the outside world, North Korean security authorities are actively soliciting informants to arrest users of fore…
New China-NK deal has devistating effects for oridnary fisherman 
Date : July 25, 2016
Right after signing a new bilateral fishing rights deals, state-run companies are bringing in new state-of-the-art Chinese fishing vessels which has undermined the liveli…
Freedom of information fundamental to paving the path to peace 
Date : July 25, 2016
In a recent trip to South Korea, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights Tom Malinowski sat down for an interview with Unification Media Group Pr…
Ryomyong Street strain felt nationwide 
Date : June 30, 2016
Facing a shortage in raw materials and funds for the Ryomyong Street construction project in Pyongyang [hailed in state media as Kim Jong Un’s next legacy project], the …
Cadres trade on heightened surveillance 
Date : June 29, 2016
In the midst of recent reports that Kim Jong Un has ordered users of Chinese-made mobile phones to be labeled as traitors and punished accordingly, the North Korean autho…
NK workers in China spread even thinner 
Date : June 17, 2016
A growing number of North Korean workers in China are being forced to work for multiple companies in addition to regular posts in order to earn extra money for the govern…
China arrests dozens of smugglers trading with NK 
Date : June 17, 2016
China's public security authorities have arrested dozens of individuals in the Chinese border city of Dandong and have charged with illegal arms smuggling into North Kore…
UN intensifying probe into NK human rights violation 
Date : June 17, 2016
The UN office on North Korea's human right abuses has intensified it's investigations into North Korea's infamously terrible human rights record. Signe Poulsen, a member …
Disparate workloads plague rice farming mobilization 
Date : June 17, 2016
University students mobilized for rice farming duties in North Korea’s farmlands are toiling for 14 hours each day under strict surveillance and control. Selected studen…
Loyalty Donation Campaign for Ryomyong Street Construction Project 
Date : June 17, 2016
Pockets of Pyongyang residents picked clean for Ryomyong StreetThe North Korean authorities have launched a "loyalty donation campaign" directed at Pyongyang citizens to …
More NK restaurant workers arrive in Seoul 
Date : June 8, 2016
Seoul's Ministry of Unification reported Thursday that three defectors from a restaurant in China arrived in South Korea, two months after a similar defection of 13 resta…
Poland and Malta accused of using NK forced labor 
Date : June 8, 2016
A report form the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea have accused both Poland and Malta of employing 'forced labour' from North Korea. Approximately 1,000 …
The lure of SK TV dramas persists unabated 
Date : May 23, 2016
Despite claims that North Korean authorities had stepped up their efforts to block South Korean media from entering the North for the recent 7th Party Congress, there see…
Security gets stricter for party congress 
Date : May 16, 2016
"Strict Security gets stricter at rare North Korean Congress" Security had drastically increased before North Korean Workers' Party Congress, which will be the first…
NK spent $200 million for party congress 
Date : May 16, 2016
North Korea Spends over $200 Million on Worker's Party congress According to Korea University's Nam Sung-Wook, North Korea spent US$200 million on the Worker's Party…
 
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