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“Severe punishment” for building houses on farmland 
Date : July 15, 2019
Kim Jong Un orders “severe punishment” for those who build houses on farmlandIn the midst of nationwide efforts to increase food production, the regime has announced th…
Sanctions hit North Korea’s South Pyongan Province hard 
Date : July 15, 2019
Sanctions hit North Korea’s South Pyongan Province hardIndications continue to suggest that international sanctions on North Korea have led to stagnation of the economy …
NK crackdown broadens on international calls 
Date : July 15, 2019
North Korea crackdown broadens on international callsNorth Korea’s security services are cracking down on international calls in the Sino-North Korean border region. It …
Young NK spend big on electric bikes and smartphones 
Date : July 10, 2019
Young North Koreans spend big on electric bikes and smartphonesElectric bicycles and smartphones are expensive in North Korea, but high prices have not stymied the popula…
NK workers avoiding international sanctions while working in China 
Date : July 9, 2019
North Korean workers avoiding international sanctions while working in ChinaOnly six months remain before workers from North Korea must return home in accordance with UN …
UMG releases survey on NK media landscape 
Date : July 9, 2019
UMG releases 200-person survey on North Korea’s shifting media landscapeSince gaining power in 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has strengthened the country’s crac…
NK seeks self-sufficiency through technological development 
Date : July 4, 2019
North Korea seeks self-sufficiency through technological developmentFollowing the failure of the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, the regime is adhering to a strategy of …
China move to arrest NK overstaying their visas 
Date : July 4, 2019
Chinese authorities move to arrest North Koreans overstaying their visasNorth Koreans who overstay their visas while visiting relatives in China became targets for arrest…
NK seeks self-sufficiency through technological development 
Date : June 30, 2019
North Korea seeks self-sufficiency through technological developmentFollowing the failure of the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, the regime is adhering to a strategy of …
Delays for planting season due to water shortages 
Date : June 30, 2019
Delays for planting season due to water shortagesChronic water shortages are causing delays for the planting season in North Korea. Droughts have led to diminishing water…
Random passersby forced to work on farms in North Korea 
Date : June 30, 2019
Random passersby forced to work on farms in North KoreaNorth Korea’s severe drought has led to a myriad of agricultural issues and the country is now in the midst of a …
Estimated 10% of Pyongsong families face food shortages 
Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated 10% of Pyongsong families face food shortagesDespite mid-June being the most active period for North Korea’s agricultural season, many North Korean farmers are…
Defector brokers released after bribing North Korean officials 
Date : June 13, 2019
Defector brokers released after bribing North Korean officialsThree North Koreans working as brokers for defectors were arrested on charges of human trafficking by North …
North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seeds 
Date : June 13, 2019
North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seedsA farmer at a potato farm in Ryanggang Province was recently sent to a forced labor camp for stealing see…
NK customs officials demand bribes from traders 
Date : May 31, 2019
North Korean customs officials continue to demand bribes from tradersThe continuing international sanctions on North Korea are causing difficulties for the country’s tra…
 
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